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Rajasthan to have 6 new Intra-state Air Service Routes

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The intra state air services between Jaipur- Udaipur, Bikaner and Jodhpur launched in 2016 was a great success in Rajasthan! In no time now, the intra-state air service will be extended on six new routes of Rajasthan that’ll include Ahmedabad and Delhi. Rajasthan Government has given consent to this proposal and the same to the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for necessary formalities.

A letter has been sent to the Civil Aviation by Chief Secretary Ashok Jain, that states, “It has been decided to expand the intra-air services on six routes which are Jaipur-Kota, Delhi-Sawai Madhopur, Delhi-Kishangarh, Delhi-Shri Ganganagar, Jodhpur-Ahmedabad and Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer”

Earlier, Supreme Airlines was commissioned for operation of flights on a regular basis on Jaipur-Udaipur-Bikaner routes. In the previous Budget the CM had announced to expand intra-air services to other cities and the letter written by the CS comes in its continuance. In the letter, the CS has recommended for the same air operator Supreme Airlines to run the operations on new routes. In the letter it has also been requested that the department commence flight operations immediately after completion of necessary formalities and receipts of mandatory approvals and no objections certificates (NOC) from respective organisations by the air operator.

This initiative by Rajasthan Government in collaboration with civil aviation department will boost tourism in the desert state as Sawai Madhopur, where Ranthambore National Park is located, will get connected to Delhi. Also, Ajmer, known for Dargah and Puskhar, has also been proposed to be connected under the proposal. The two states, Delhi and Gujarat have come under the expansion of the services, which will further fetching more tourists from various locations.

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Ganganagar expands its airstrip for intra-state air services with Jaipur and Delhi

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Rajasthan’s Ganaganagar city is all set to expand its airstrip to facilitate intra-state air services connecting the district with Jaipur and Delhi.

Although, there is already an airstrip at Lalgarh but district administration has planned to expand it both ways for landing of commercial flights. According to sources, government is planning to start air services to the border district before next tourist season. The first flight of an intra-state air service from Jaipur to Udaipur via Jodhpur was launched on October 4 last year.

Government has tied up with Supreme Transport Organisation Pvt Ltd., to operate air services between different cities in the state. Several locations of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance would be benefitted by these air operations.

On an average, Rajasthan attracts over 12 lakh foreign and over two crore domestic tourists every year. Travel pundits hope that these kinds of air services would certainly help in giving a fillip to tourist footfall.

In fact, tourists had to travel by road and so were avoiding some places in Rajasthan. Now, with good air connectivity, tourists would be able to see more cities and spend more time in the Desert State.

Direct Flights to USA and Europe from Jaipur Soon!

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By the time the Jaipurites will recover from the hangover effect of Jaipur Metro they will have another

reason to celebrate of boarding a direct flight to US of America and major European cities by the end of

next month.

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Jaipur International Airport which has entered the last stage of its Renovation process will witness taking

off and landing of Airbus 340, Jumbo Jet 747 etc arriving from Singapore, Hong Kong , America and

Germany and taking off for a direct flight to these and many more countries. Presently flights for

Arabian countries are being operated from the airport.

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Once the renovation process is complete the length of runway will stretch to 11500 feet instead of

present length of 9200 feet thus enabling operation of large aircrafts from the airport. The airport will

be Wi-Fi enabled by October end.

New Domestic Flights from Jaipur

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Good news for passengers planning to fly out of Jaipur to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangaluru. The new flights from Pink City to the national capital and the major cities will start operating soon.

Soon there would be more flights flying from #Jaipur to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru as Indigo Airlines will shortly start more flights to these three destinations that will lead to eight flights each for Delhi and Mumbai and five for Bangalore.

Not only will the passengers be blessed with these additional flights but with more aircrafts operating the flights, passengers will have more seats available.

Happy Traveling!!

43 countries to get Online VISA facilities for Tourism in India

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Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism & Culture, Civil Aviation, launched the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Scheme.

The TVOA enabled with ETA Scheme which has been launched today, will facilitate nationals of 43 countries to travel to India for tourism for a short stay of 30 days. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam and Vanuatu.

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The TVoA enabled with ETA would enable the prospective visitor to apply for an Indian Visa from his/her home country online without visiting the Indian Mission and also pay the visa fee online. Once approved, the applicant will receive an email authorizing him/her to travel to India and he/she can travel with a print out of this authorization. On arrival, the visitor has to present the authorization to the immigration authorities who would then stamp the entry into the country

This facility is available to Foreigners whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight- seeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. and not valid for any other purpose/activities. This will allow entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA and will be Valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India. The TVoA enabled with ETA cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year. The facility will be available at 9 International airports in the country namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Goa.

The facility will encourage people to travel with short-term planning, take via routes while travelling to other countries and bring family members while on business visits. The information and instructions for the TVoA enabled with ETA is available on https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Air Taxi Services for the Tourists in Rajasthan

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The Rajasthan government is all set to launch an air taxi service which will help connect major industrial and tourism points in the state.

As per the plan, the general administration department will give on rent the state government-owned planes to individuals and organizations for flying in the state. Rajasthan has two planes and airports are functional in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.  Work on airports is on in Kota and Ajmer while defense -owned airports are operational in Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer. The state also has a number of airstrips and helipads.

To begin with, these two airplanes will be operational with a capacity of seven passengers each as air taxis and charge a minimum fare of Rs.10, 000 per person. The condition is the planes will only fly when all seats are booked.

This service will not only cut down the time it takes to reach major destinations in Rajasthan but will also save tourists from terrible roads of the state. In past several tourists have made complains about the conditions of roads in Rajasthan. With air taxi service, Rajasthan will save the tourists from such nightmares.

Fly between Jaipur and Mumbai in 70 minutes

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Flying from Jaipur to any destination will now take 30% less time! This means, a flight from Jaipur to Mumbai takes 1 hour 40 minutes. Under the new system, it will take 1 hour 10 minutes. Even flying hours between Jaipur to Delhi will be 10-15 minutes shorter. The operating airlines will be saving Rs 2,770 per minute which they normally spent on flying hours.

With the introduction of such performance-based navigation flights don’t need to take zig zag route to follow the pre-determined route in order to felicitate the ground-based navigation system thus saving time and money both.

This new system is more accurate with direct routes between two given points. The biggest advantage is that it will reduce fuel burn. Also, less congestion on airspace will cut carbon emissions. Another feature of this system is that it helps in efficient take-offs and landings, especially during poor weather conditions.

Jaipur has become the 11th airport among 132 airports in the country to have this new system.