Residents of Bilaspur will now have air-connectivity from the city as the city's Airport has been offered permission to operate commercial flights.
Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the letter to the Government of Chhattisgarh and Airport Authority of India in this regard.
Confirming the receipt of letter, Rakesh S Sahay, Airport Director, Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur said, “On Thursday we had received the letter. The airport is ready for use now. The flights of 90-seaters can land in the airport. Now, the private players can commence the commercial flights from Bilaspur.”
Now, in Chhattisgarh after Raipur and Jagdalpur, Bilaspur has become the third airport to have the license to operate commercial flights.
DGCA officials have inspected the airport in last week of October this year and had given direction for necessary changes. After all the directives were implemented with necessary changes, the license has been issued.
Bilaspur District Collector P Dayanand, having taken interest to complete the works on time, when contacted said, “All our efforts have finally paid off with the issue of license. It is a moment of joy for residents of Bilaspur that their long time dream has been fulfilled. Now, efforts are on for the flights to commence operation from the airport.