Himachal CM Jai Ram calls on civil aviation minister Scindia
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union minister for civil aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia in New Delhi on Thursday and requested him for early approvals for construction of Greenfield Airport in Mandi district, besides the expansion of airports in Shimla, Bhuntar and Kangra.
Thakur said Himachal Pradesh is a popular tourist destination and with construction and expansion of airports, influx of tourists will increase considerably, thereby boosting tourism in the state and generating employment opportunities.
He also thanked the Union minister and Centre for substantial reduction in tariff under UDAAN scheme. The Union minister directed the officers of the department to expedite the matter and update him about the progress at the earliest.
Chief secretary Ram Subhag Singh and principal resident commissioner SK Singla were present in the meeting.