Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday guided the state civil aviation department to promptly alliance with the Center for direct flights to nations like the US and Canada from the worldwide air terminal here, in Chandigarh.
As of now, just two international flights are functional from the air terminal of Mohali to Dubai and Sharjah.
The meeting was held to review the running and operating of the Civil Aviation Department. Bhagwant Mann said that a significant number of people from Punjab are settled in international countries like the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. The international flight services to Mohali will be of great help to the people settled there.
This drive will work with the Punjabi diaspora settled abroad to visit their homeland in the state in a consistent and a smooth way, he said.
The working of international flights would act as a catalyst for the food processing and agro-industry of the state. Mann likewise asked the division to promptly begin freight departures from the international air terminal, as per an authority discharge.
CM, Bhagwant Mann said this progression will go quite far in giving a truly necessary lift to the agro and food processing industries of Punjab. The market will be an open market allowing frequent export. He said this initiative will be farmer friendly and would allow an incentive in the income of the farmer. It would also open doors for tourists to visit Chandigarh: The hub of North India.
Mann likewise asked the division to quickly call for a gathering with the Haryana civil aviation department for developing a wide agreement on naming the global air terminal here as Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh International Airport, Mohali.
The CM likewise highlighted the need to set up an international civil enclave at Halwara to be functional at the earliest with the goal that the exchange and trade exercises in the area of Ludhiana could get a significant increment and expansion.