Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated the historic Air India Express flights connecting Ayodhya to Bengaluru and Kolkata, just ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at the Ram Temple scheduled for January 22. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received the boarding pass for the inaugural flight between Kolkata and Ayodhya, marking the initiation of air connectivity between these significant cities.
In a statement, Minister Scindia underscored the nation's progress, both economically and spiritually, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He expressed excitement about the imminent consecration of Lord Shri Ram and the ongoing efforts to establish Ayodhya as a religious capital.
Scindia emphasized that the newly-launched Air India Express flights would not only enhance connectivity between these cities but also contribute to India's economic, social, and cultural vitality. He lauded the significant progress and development happening in Uttar Pradesh, describing it as reaching unprecedented levels.
"We celebrated Diwali last November, followed by the second Diwali on December 3 during the election results, and on January 22, there will be a third Diwali not only for the entire country but for the entire world," added the Union Minister.
Yogi Adityanath expressed gratitude to Scindia for the introduction of the new air service, highlighting its importance in enhancing air connectivity for Uttar Pradesh. Air India Express, in a social media post, celebrated the launch of direct flights to Ayodhya from Kolkata and Bengaluru, in addition to the existing daily direct flights from Delhi.
The post expressed pride in the initiative and thanked the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and the Chief Minister's office for their support and encouragement.
(With Agency Inputs)