Inauguration of Kishangarh Airport by the Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje and the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha was a golden moment for Rajasthan.
Addressing a public meeting on this occasion at Kishangarh on Wednesday, Smt. Raje said that it was a historic day as a long-awaited dream of the residents of Kishangarh and Ajmer was coming true after decades. She said that she visualized this project during her previous tenure, which got realised only now. For this, she thanked Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the MoS Shri Sinha.
The CM said that with the functioning of this airport world-renowned marble industry would get a boost. Also, the pilgrims and tourists visiting religous town of Pushkar and the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer would be at ease. She said that those attempting to take credit of this airport must know that they only laid foundation of this project before the elections in 2013 to write their names on the stone, but no further progress was made.
Smt. Raje said that her government not just laid foundations, but finished the projects. She said that Kishangarh Airport was not one example, foundations were laid for Parvan Irrigation Project of Jhalawar and Barmer Refinery as well, but now her government was making progress on these projects.
The MoS Civil Aviation Shri Sinha congratulated the CM for start of operations at Kishangarh Airport. He said that her timeless and sincere efforts could make this possible. After technical survey and testing, very soon Kishangarh-Delhi flights would also be started, he added.
Shri Sinha said that the Udan Yojana initiated by the Union government was a unique project which made it possible for any ordinary countryman to take flight to travel places. During past 70 years, only 70 airports were operated in the country, but the government led by PM Shri Modi gave 30 airports in just one year. He said that after air connectivity facility to Bikaner, Kota and Jaisalmer, now Kishangarh too added to the list.
On behalf of the local people, MLA Shri Bhagirath Chaudhari thanked the CM Smt. Raje for opening of the airport. Minister of State for Education Shri Vasudeo Devnani, Minister of State for Women & Child Development Smt. Anita Bhadel, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, Zila Pramukh, Chief Secretary Shri Ashok Jain, other public representatives, officials and general public was present on this occasion.