Restore Kolkata-Dimapur daily IA service: Nagaland Governor

 Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has urged the Centre to immediately restore the daily Air India flight to the northeastern state from Kolkata and also connect capital Kohima with Dimapur through chopper service.

New Delhi: Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has urged the Centre to immediately restore the daily Air India flight to the northeastern state from Kolkata and also connect capital Kohima with Dimapur through chopper service.

During a meeting with Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati yesterday, Acharya discussed with him air connectivity problems being faced by people of Nagaland ever since the Air India reduced its operation between Kolkata and Dimapur from seven days to five days a week.

The Governor asked the Minister to restore the daily service of Air India between Kolkata and Dimapur immediately, an official release said.

The Union Minister assured the Governor that he would do his best, especially keeping in mind the upcoming 'Hornbill Festival' in the state scheduled to be held in December.

The Governor also requested Pusapati to provide air connectivity between Imphal and Kohima to help tourists witness the festival at Kohima which is held immediately after the 'Sanghai Festival' in Manipur.

The Governor also met Union Road and Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and discussed with him Centre's plans for development of the northeastern region, particularly, Nagaland.

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