DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh announces direct flight to Nagaland
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh announced a new direct daily air flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland via Kolkata and back along the same route from 15th April onwards, in addition to another daily flight from Kolkata to Silchar and back which was resumed from 20th of last month. Dr. Jitendra Singh was addressing the inaugural session of 64th Plenary Meeting of North-Eastern Council (NEC), here today.
Admitting that air connectivity has always been an issue for the North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, three hangers had been constructed and made functional by the Airport Authority of India at Guwahati airport with NEC support and hoped that Guwahati airport would soon become a regional hub for air flights.
The Plenary meeting was attended by Governors and Chief Ministers of North Eastern States, senior Officers from State Governments, union Ministries and other central Government Organizations.
Elaborating on some of the innovative initiatives taken during the last few months, Dr. Jitendra Singh referred to a unique practice of holding the Ministry of DoNERâ€™s camp office by rotation in each of the eight North-eastern States starting from February this year which has been designated as â€œDoNER at Doorstepâ€ (DAD). In addition to allowing closer interaction of DoNER officials at the ground level, he said, this practice will also help in sending a psychological message to the people of the North East that they need not travel to Delhi each time for the redressal of their grievances but Delhi can also come to their door step.