focus on regional inclusion considering all modes of
transport: Industry Expert
October 05, 2016
Along with focusing on
financial or digital inclusion, it is equally important to focus
on regional inclusion considering all modes of transport, said an
industry expert reacting to the new intra-state air services
launched in the state.
The intra-state air services from Jaipur-Jodhpur-Udaipur was
flagged off by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday. She said
the initiative is expected to give a fillip to tourism sector in
Raje said Bikaner and Kota too would soon be connected by air. She
said besides the launch of intra-state air connectivity the state
achieved another milestone a day before when Scoot Airlines
services started direct flight from Jaipur to Singapore.
“These initiatives will prove far-reaching to promote tourism in
the state, she said. If these newly launched services get
sufficient air traffic, soon major airlines shall also show their
interest in the expansion of air services,” she added.
Sharing his views on this, Udai S Mehta, Deputy Executive
Director, CUTS International, told KNN, “Intra-state connectivity
has always taken a backseat, while the interstate connectivity has
been the main agenda. When on the one hand we are focusing on
financial or digital inclusion, on the other it is equally
important to focus on regional inclusion considering all modes of
Connecting the smaller dots is as essential as the bigger one,
however, when one of the smaller dots is a tourist hub, it become
even more critical, he added.
Rajasthan Government under the dynamic leadership of Raje, pushing
for this is a welcome move for all stakeholders and CUTS
congratulates the Government for this, he said.
However, what is further required is increasing the capacity,
inducing more competition through predictable regulations and
creating more dots to join. The stepping stone has been laid, time
to step up the chase, Mehta said. (KNN Bureau)
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