JAIPUR: It was a long cherished dream come true for the residents of Kota when the first commercial flight between Kota and Jaipur was flagged off by chief minister Vasundhara Raje from Kota airport on Friday.
Kota, the education and industry hub had long been demanding air connectivity to make it easily accessible, reports DNA.
During her half day visit to the city Raje enthusiastically took part in several programmes and inaugurated prestigious services.
She addressed the concluding session of the two day IT fest DIGIFEST 2017 and gave away trophies to the outstanding performers. She also inaugurated the Abhay Command Centre and flagged off the woman patrol squad.
Speaking on the occasion, a visibly satisfied Raje said, “‘Rajasthan is the first state in the country where the state government has initiated intra state airline services. The state government’s scheme for air connectivity among the bigger cities of the state would help boost up tourism, industrial growth and would help achieve new dimensions of success in education and medical and health sectors.”
Raje further said that “The air connectivity in Kota would also largely help the students and their parents who rush to Kota for coaching from all parts of the country. The local leaders had been demanding for air connectivity from Kota and reminding me of the same whenever they would meet. Now their demand has been fulfilled.”