Final Up to date: August 24, 2022, 10:45 IST
Agartala (incl. Jogendranagar, India
Passenger flights would begin between Agartala and Bangladesh’s Chittagong to additional increase commerce and economic system hyperlinks between India’s northeast area and the neighboring nation, Tripura minister Sushanta Chowdhury mentioned on Tuesday.
Info and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhury mentioned that the precise date of the beginning of flights between the Tripura capital and the Bangladesh port metropolis can be determined by the Civil Aviation Ministry in session with the Exterior Affairs Ministry and the Bangladesh authorities.
He mentioned that the passenger flight can be operated thrice every week and it could additional increase the tourism and commerce between the northeastern states of India and Bangladesh. The Tripura council of ministers in a gathering on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 15 crore as a viable hole fund to bear the preliminary loss, if any, to function the flight on the brand new worldwide route.
An official of the Airport Authority of India mentioned that the flights can be operated below the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)-RCS (Regional Connectivity) scheme. The Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport in Agartala turned able to function worldwide flights after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the brand new built-in terminal constructing on January 4.
In line with the AAI officers, the MBB airport, situated 20 km north of Agartala, is the second busiest airport within the northeast after Guwahati airport when it comes to dealing with of plane and passengers. Constructed at a value of Rs 500 crore and with a built-up space of 30,000 sq. meters, the brand new built-in terminal constructing on the MBB airport has been designed to deal with 1,500 passengers, together with 200 worldwide passengers, throughout peak hours and it’s geared up with all trendy facilities.