Punjab Chief Minister desires worldwide flights from Canada, U.S., U.Okay. at Mohali airport
Chandigarh (IANS): Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday directed the state Civil Aviation Division to tie up with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for beginning direct worldwide flights from the Mohali Worldwide Airport to Canada, the US and Britain.
At current, solely two worldwide flights are operational from the Mohali Worldwide Airport to Dubai and Sharjah.
Chairing a gathering right here, Mann mentioned because the main chunk of Punjabi inhabitants is settled in varied nations, together with Canada, the US, Britain, New Zealand and Australia, this initiative would facilitate the Punjabi diaspora settled overseas to go to their native locations in Punjab in a seamless method.
To provide impetus to the agro and meals processing business within the state, the Chief Minister additionally requested the division to instantly begin cargo flights from the Mohali Worldwide Airport in order to make Punjab as open market.
The Chief Minister mentioned this step would go a good distance in giving a lot wanted increase to the export of meals merchandise throughout the globe on the whole and particularly in supplementing revenue of state farmers manifold via this farmer-friendly initiative.
Likewise, the Chief Minister additionally requested the division to instantly convene a gathering with the Haryana Civil Aviation Division for evolving a broad consensus on the title of the Mohali Worldwide Airport to be named as Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Worldwide Airport, Mohali, after the legendary martyr.
Highlighting the importance of civil aviation to propel industrialization throughout the state, the Chief Minister additionally underscored the necessity to make worldwide civil enclave at Halwara to be operational on the earliest in order that the commerce and industrial actions within the neighborhood of Ludhiana, the state’s industrial hub, may get a significant increase.