CM Baghel writes letter to Union Aviation Minister

Requests for connecting Bilaspur to Delhi, Mumbai, Korlkata air route

Raipur, Sep 21: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has thanked Union Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri for commencing Hyderabad- Jagdalpur-Raipur flight service and for recognizing Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh as an important center. In his letter, Chief Minister Baghel requested Union Minister of State Puri to connect Bilaspur, ‘Nyaydhani’ as well major commercial and industrial city of Chhattisgarh, to Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata air route via flight services.
Chief Minister stated in the letter that Bilaspur is a major hub of trade and commerce in the northern region of Chhattisgarh state. Bilaspur connects the northern districts of the state. South Eastern Coal Field Limited Headquarters, South East Central Railway Zonal Headquarters, and Raipur Railway Division is situated in Bilaspur. Bilaspur is one of the important centers of power production in the country. NTPC in Seepat and many Power Production Plants in Korba and Janjgir-Champa are also situated close to this city. Besides, there are many industrial areas near Bilaspur, which have important contribution to the economy of the state. Chief Minister stated that if Bilaspur is connected to metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata via air services, the regional air connectivity would improve. And it would also boost nation’s economy, trade, commerce, tourism, and health sectors and promote the socio-economic activities.

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