The Rajasthan government has plans to restart the intra-state air service. The aviation service was closed for the last 3 years due to the Covid-19 situation and other incidents. From July, ‘Chhote Viman‘ will fly for Jodhpur, Sriganganagar, Bikaner and Kota and the fare will be between 2000 to 4000 rupees.
This news comes as a big relief for the people of the state as every day 100 passengers used to fly to these cities. The state government will soon give a concrete shape to the intra-state air service by talking to the airport administration and airline companies in this regard.
Intra-state air service was started in the state during the tenure of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. But later it was closed after the accident at Lalgarh Jatan airstrip in Sriganganagar. After this, the flight to Jodhpur, Bikaner and Kota was stopped during the Corona period.
Present Intrastate air connectivity status
Presently, Jaipur has air-connectivity with only Udaipur and Jaisalmer. There are daily two IndiGo and SpiceJet flights from Jaipur to Udaipur and one SpiceJet flight from Jaisalmer. Air service to other cities is closed.
There are short airstrips in small towns of the state, so landing of big aircraft is not possible for intrastate air connectivity. Only 10 seater aircraft will operate on these. The state government is planning to provide financial help in case of loss to the private airline.
15 crore provision for air service in the budget
In the budget on February 23, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has talked about relaunching intra-state air service to connect one city to other cities of the state. For this, in the recently presented budget, Chief Minister Gehlot has made a budget provision of 15 crores.
This will be the flight Schedule
According to the proposal of private airline Supreme Aviation, the first flight will be from Jaipur to Shri Ganganagar and last from Jaipur to Udaipur.
The first flight from Jaipur will take off for Sri Ganganagar at 5 in the morning and will reach Ganganagar at 6:30 am. In return, the flight will take off from Sri Ganganagar at 6:45 and reach Jaipur at 8:15.
The flight to Jodhpur will take off from Jaipur at 8:30 am and reach Jodhpur at 9:45 am. In return, the flight will take off from Jodhpur at 10:00 am and arrive at Jaipur at 11:15 am.
The next flight will take off from Jaipur at 11:30 am and reach Bikaner at 12:30 pm. In return, it will leave Bikaner at 12:45 PM and reach Jaipur Airport at 1:45 PM.
Following this, the plane will take off from Jaipur at 2 pm and will reach Kota at 2:45 pm. In return, the aircraft will take off from Kota at 3 pm and reach Jaipur at 3:45 pm.
The flight will depart at 4 pm and will reach Jodhpur at 5.15 pm and will depart from Jodhpur at 5:30.
Flying from Jaipur at 7 pm, the aircraft will reach Udaipur at 8 pm. It will leave Udaipur at 8:15 and reach Jaipur at 9:15.