Picture 1.Shows Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in New Delhi.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday met Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and requested him to introduce more air services between Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi and Lucknow,Hyderabad,Varanasi,Raipur,Jaipur,Ahmedabad,Chennai and Pune.

Also,the CM appealed to him to increase the number of flights between Ranchi,Kolkata,Patna and Mumbai and sought to add a morning flight between Ranchi and New Delhi.

Das said that the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi can be used to holt the aircrafts and keep them in the night.”The need was there to improve the facilities and conditions at the Birsa Munda Air Port in accordance with the international standard”,he said.

In response,Sinha is learnt to have said that he will soon act toward his demand and contact private airline companies to hold a survey.He promised to provide air service to link Ranchi with Jamshedpur,Dumka,Dhanbad and Hazaribagh.

The CM told the Minister to connect Ranchi with small cities in the state as well.The meeting between the CM and the Minister was attended among others by Jharkhand Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma,the CM’s Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar,Additional Chief Secretary Amit Khare,Secretary(Transport) K.K.Khandelwal and Principal Regional Commissioner based in New Delhi D.K.Tiwari.


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