Birla said Kota, which has become an educational hub, was in dire need air services and pleaded that a single engine aircraft should be permitted to fly to the city. Basic services should be made available at Kota airport, he told the ministers.
Air travellers from Kota suffered a setback in April this year when two flight services, including Kota to Jaipur and Kota to Delhi, were suspended.
The AAI directed the Airport Authority of Kota to stop the operation of commercial flights, citing unavailability of clearance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for flying of private airlines to Kota.
The Ministers, in turn, assured Birla that permission for the start of single engine aircraft services shall be given by the end of this month.
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