Raipur: Taking another step towards improving air-connectivity in North-Chhattisgarh, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday performed bhumipujan for renovation work of Ma Mahamaya Airport in Ambikapur.
“The commencement of air services will expedite the development and promote tourism sector of the entire Chhattisgarh, including Surguja. The journey from Ambikapur to Raipur and Banaras will also become easy. People of Bilaspur were also demanding commencement of air service in the district for many years. Ever since we came into power, our government worked on a war footing to fulfill his dream. And today, this dream has come true. Air-service from Bilaspur Airport to Prayagraj, Delhi and Jabalpur has been started. Similarly, there are regular flights from Maa Danteshwari Airport in Jagdalpur to Hyderabad and Raipur. Further expansion of air facilities is also in progress”, said chief minister Bhupesh Baghel in his address.
He added saying that in the first phase of Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit Development Scheme was started by State Government, various facilities are being developed in the 9 tourist centers from Koriya to Sukma. These include Ramgarh of Surguja and Sitamarhi-Harchuka of Koriya. Mainpat of Surguja is already famous for its beauty and culture and now with the development of new facilities, fame and glory of Mainpat will further enhance.
In a virtual program held at CM House today, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel unvieled 302 works worth Rs 324.42 crore for Sarguja and Balrampur-Ramanujganj districts. He inaugurated and performed Bhoomi Pujan of 107 different development works worth Rs 247.91 crore for Surguja district and 195 development works worth Rs 76.51 crore for Ramanujganj-Balrampur district.
In-charge Minister of Sarguja district, Dr Shivkumar Dahria, while addressing the program said that even in the time of Covid-19, development works are being done rapidly in Chhattisgarh. Today, Chhattisgarh model of development has become a popular topic of discussion across the country.
Higher Education Minister and Minister in charge of Balrampur-Ramanujganj Umesh Patel said that despite the challenges of COVID-19, infrastructure development continued and many schemes have been implemented successfully for the betterment of every section of society in Chhattisgarh. He thanked Chief Minister for unveiling the development works on behalf of the citizens of Balrampur-Ramanujganj district.
Health Minister TS Singhdeo said that bhumipujan of Ambikapur's Darima airstrip and its upgradation work is a concrete step towards commencement of air service here. Food and Civil Supplies Minister Amarjeet Bhagat said that none of the challenging circumstances could affect the pace of development in Chhattisgarh. Rapid development is also being done in backward areas of the stat.
School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam said that it is the endeavor of the State Government to provide quality education with good facilities to the children in Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools.