Direct Flight Between Delhi and Nagaland Announced

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh recently announced a new direct daily air flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland via Kolkata and back along the same route.

The flights will be operational from 15th April 2015 onwards, in addition to another daily flight from Kolkata to Silchar and back which was resumed from 20th of March, 2015. Dr. Jitendra Singh made the announcement during the inaugural session of 64th Plenary Meeting of North-Eastern Council (NEC) in New Delhi.

Admitting that air connectivity has always been an issue for the North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh also informed in his address that three hangers had been constructed and made functional by the Airport Authority of India at Guwahati airport with NEC support. He hoped that Guwahati Airport would soon become a regional hub for air flights in the North-east Region.

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