Modi's air travel costs Rs 26.82 lakh per month

The Gujarat state has paid 26.82 lakh per month since April 2008 to May 2009, in flying CM Narendra Modi who has used state's chopper for 60 times, state's aricraft for 15 times and chartered plane for 29 times in these 14 months.
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Updated on Jun 29, 2009 09:26 PM IST
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PTI | By HT Correspondent, Ahmedabad

The Gujarat state has paid 26.82 lakh per month since April 2008 to May 2009, in flying Chief Minister Narendra Modi who has used state's chopper for 60 times, state's aricraft for 15 times and chartered plane for 29 times in these 14 months.

In a written reply to a question asked by Congress MLA Khumansinh Chauhan, the state government has given figures of chopper and aircraft used by Modi and expenditured incurred on them in the state assembly.

As per the reply, Modi has used state's aircraft for just 15 times while he flew in chartered plane 29 times, which is almost double and used state's chopper for 60 times.

In hiring chartered plane for the high flying Chief Minister, expenditure of Rs 3.49 crore was made while state's aircraft cost only Rs 6.41 lakh and chopper cost Rs 19.58 lakh.

In the 14 months, the state paid Rs 3.75 crore for the air travelling of the Chief Minister.

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