Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday performed bhoomi pujan for construction of terminal building and for taking up expansion works for Jagdalpur airport at a function held here on Thursday.
During the programme, the Chief Minister also inspected the construction site.
The Chief Minister while addressing gathering said that with the construction of terminal building, flights would be started soon which will surely benefit the people of Bastar division.
The State government has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Air India for launching flights whereas the monetary loss to the airline if any would be borne by the State government as per the MoU, Singh further said.
However, he expressed hope that there would be no loss for providing air services as most of the people want to travel by air from Jagdalpur.
Meanwhile, District Collector Amit Kataria said that the State government has approved Rs 25 crore for the fiscal 2016-17 to develop infrastructure for providing passenger air services in Bastar division.