Agartala will be linked to the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh by flights, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Saturday.
Services along the Agartala-Dhaka and Agartala-Chittagong international routes are expected to commence within the next six months, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) will soon launch tenders inviting expressions of interest from private airlines. wishing to operate along the roads, one said a senior official.
“Finally, MBB Airport Agartala is now on the verge of having international flight service with Dhaka and Chittagong. My sincere thanks to Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi ji and Minister of Civil Aviation Shri @ JM_Scindia ji for this initiative to fulfill the dream of the people of Tripura,” Deb tweeted.
“The proposed international flight service with Bangladesh will surely boost the tourism of Tripura and take the state to a new height in terms of air connectivity. It will also benefit the people of Bangladesh in various ways and strengthen the relationship between the two countries” , he said in another Twitter post.
The MoCA has included the international routes offered under the UDAN program, said Sanjoy Mishra, Special Duty Officer (OSD) to the Chief Minister.
“The MoCA will now issue tenders inviting expressions of interest from private airlines wishing to operate their services along the two international routes,” he said.
International flight services from Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (MBB) are expected to begin within the next six months, with the MoCA having already identified the two routes, he said.
MBB Airport Manager Rajiv Kapoor said the Chief Minister had discussed with Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia the start of international flights from the airport at the latest. early.
“At the moment, I cannot say when international flight services will start from the airport, but we are ready for it. “The new terminal, which was practically inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4, has all facilities, from customs to immigration and separate areas for arrival and departure, for the processing of international passengers,” he said.
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