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Khajuraho needs more flights, Scindia has promised Spicejet: BJP MP | India News

NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh BJP state president and Lok Sabha MP Vishnu Datt Sharma on Tuesday said that Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has promised a new flight service for Khajuraho that houses a UNESCO world heritage site comprising a group of monuments that continues to draw a posse of tourists from the West.
Sharma, who is in Delhi to attend the monsoon session of the Parliament , said that Khajuraho desperately needs flight connectivity to culturally-strong cities in India.
“Prime Minister has already put a thrust on development in and around Bundelkhand. Khajuraho has already been chosen among eight cities to have a flying training academy. So next demand was to have a flight connectivity. I met new Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia who has assured to have Spicejet service by October from Khajuraho to Delhi. These are two big and welcome moves, “Sharma said.
The MP also said it was unfortunate that Air India flight service in Khajuraho was interrupted due to COVID restrictions.
“We also want to connect Varanasi and Udaipur directly to Khajuraho. So that is on the anvil too,” he said.
He reiterated that Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech this year had said that Khajuraho along with Dholavira in Gujarat, Hampi in Karnataka, Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, Kaziranga in Assam, Kumarakom in Kerala, Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar among others have been identified as 17 iconic sites for drawing tourism.
Sharma also said that it was a double delight for Bundelkhand region this year as Virendra Kumar, a seven-time MP and prominent Dalit face from Tikamgarh district of the state has returned to Union council of ministers.

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