In a significant move, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann inaugurated a to and fro flight from Hindon to Ludhiana on Wednesday, marking the resumption of air traffic from the Ludhiana airport after a gap of more than two years. The Chief Minister made a crucial announcement that for the initial three months, the air travel fare from Ludhiana to the National Capital Region (NCR) will be a mere Rs 999. Mann emphasized that this rate would be even cheaper than bus travel, underlining the government’s commitment to providing safe, affordable, and comfortable air travel to the people of the state.
Bringing Affordable Air Travel to Punjab
“The sole motive of this initiative is to ensure that the people of Punjab have access to safe, cheap, and comfortable air travel,”
Describing the day as a “Red letter day,” Chief Minister Mann expressed his delight at the resumption of flights from Ludhiana airport. He credited the efforts of the state government for making this possible, which has brought immense relief to the residents of the industrial city. The flight, operating under the name “Fly Big Airlines,” is initially being launched for five days but will become operational throughout the week starting next month.
Swift Connectivity with NCR
The Ludhiana to NCR flight is set to provide swift connectivity between the two regions. Travelers can expect a flight time of just 90 minutes to reach Hindon (Ghaziabad) from Ludhiana, and vice versa, making it a convenient option for those commuting between Punjab and the National Capital Region.
|Route||Travel Time||Fare (Initial Three Months)|
|Ludhiana to NCR||90 minutes||Rs 999|
|NCR to Ludhiana||90 minutes||Rs 999|
This new flight route is poised to enhance the connectivity options for the people of Punjab, opening up opportunities for business, tourism, and easy access to the nation’s capital. The affordable fare structure is expected to attract a wide range of travelers, further boosting the region’s economic and social development.
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