Delhi-Shimla Direct Flight Service Resumes After Gap of 2 Years

The air connectivity between Himachal Pradesh capital and New Delhi has resumed after a niche of just about two years. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, whereas connecting just about, launched common flights by flagging off the brand new ATR-42-600 plane of Alliance Air from the Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti. Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, V.Ok. Singh additionally participated within the programme just about from Delhi.

Talking on the event, the Chief Minister stated that connectivity remained an enormous problem in a hilly state like Himachal Pradesh and the state authorities was making fixed efforts to extend the air connectivity within the state.

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He stated that as a result of technical causes, flights weren’t in a position to function from Shimla for nearly two years. With the efforts of the state authorities and the assist of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, Alliance Air flights between Shimla and Delhi would now be operated seven days per week.

The Chief Minister stated that ATR-42-600 plane of Alliance Air would carry 48 passengers from Delhi to Shimla, whereas the utmost energy of passengers from Shimla to Delhi flight could be 24.

Jairam Thakur (Picture: IANS)

He stated 50 per cent of the seats on these flights would have a subsidised fare of Rs 2,480 beneath the ‘UDAN’ scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The fare for different seats could be decided by the corporate itself, added the Chief Minister.

Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Common V.Ok. Singh for resuming the flights with greater plane from Shimla, the Chief Minister stated that these air companies would enhance the tourism within the state.

Thakur stated that the state had been making “all-out efforts to extend air connectivity within the state.” Talking on the event, Union Minister Singh stated that the demand for resumption of air flights between Shimla and Delhi was being made for a very long time.

He stated Alliance Air’s new ATR-42-600 would now allow extra passenger motion and these flights could be operated all through week.

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