Kanpur: Union Coal Minister and local MP, Sriprakash Jaiswal has written to the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh for increasing the frequency of Delhi-Kanpur air services from the existing two to six days a week.
Emphasising the need for augmenting the flight services, Jaiswal said in a statement here said that Kanpur is the most populated industrial town of UP and traders frequent Delhi for business purposes.
He also requested to change the current flight timings from afternoon to morning as it is causing inconveniences to the commuters. They are forced to travel to Lucknow to board the morning flight to Delhi, he said.
Earlier, services were available six days a week, three each on Delhi-Kanpur and Allahabad-Kanpur-Delhi routes respectively. Owing to the decline in commuter footfalls, it was initially reduced to three days and from September 9 curtailed further to two days a week.
Jaiswal said that Ajit Singh has assured him to look into the matter.