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PM Modi inaugurates Air Odisha flight route

ANI  |  Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] 

inaugurated a regional airline- flight route - Jagdalpur-Raipur-Visakhapatnam under Centre's (Ude Nagrik) scheme on Thursday.

inaugurated the flight route from Chhattisgarh's Bhilai via a live video conference.

Passengers travelling from Raipur to (288 km by road) will be benefitted from this regional as they can cover it in a mere 40 minutes at a cost of Rs.1, 670. Previously, it took 15 hours by train and six to seven hours by road to cover the distance.

"We are happy to announce the launch of our new routes in connecting with The scheme is an excellent scheme initiated under the flagship of our Honourable Prime Minister, which would aid to the growth of the economy where a common man can also now travel more affordable and convenient way and we are delighted to be a part of this historic moment of nation's aviation sector," said of Air Odisha, Shaishav Shah on the occasion.

On April 15, launched a flight between Ahmedabad to and to at an affordable cost of Rs 1420 and Rs 1699 respectively.

The scheme is a regional connectivity scheme launched by the to make flying safe, secure and inexpensive.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:10 IST