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Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates first direct flight on Bhavnagar-Delhi route Jyotiraditya Scindia
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Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates first direct flight on Bhavnagar-Delhi route

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Aug 2021, 11:43 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on Friday virtually flagged off Spicejet's first direct flight from Bhavnagar in Gujarat to Delhi.

MoS, Civil Aviation, General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) along with Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Pradeep Kharola were present at the virtual event. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was the Chief Guest of the event.

Speaking at the event, Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “I feel honoured to flag off the first direct flight operations on the heritage city of Bhavnagar to Delhi route. The city has played a vital role in the economic activities of entire Gujarat since ancient times. The city is an important center for the diamond cutting, polishing, and ship breaking industry not only for India but for the entire world."

"Bhavnagar is the prominent city of India where a blend of the symbolic initiatives of ‘Vocal for Local’ & ‘Local to Global’ started by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, is found. Furthermore, the Vehicle Scrappage Policy will also benefit the people of Bhavnagar. Apart from economic activities, the city has its own rich cultural and historical significance. These new flights will act as a catalyst for the tourism sector of the region while aiding the trade and commerce sector of Bhavnagar,” said he.

Bhavnagar will now get six new flight routes. Due to the non-connectivity of direct flights from Bhavnagar to Delhi & Bhavnagar to Surat, people had to travel to Ahmedabad to board a flight, now, they can travel at ease by opting for the newly inaugurated direct flight services on these sectors.

Flights from Bhavnagar to Delhi and Mumbai will be operational on all days except on Tuesdays and Saturdays, flights from Bhavnagar to Surat will operate on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays starting from Aug 21.