Shillong, the capital city of the North Eastern state of Megahlaya, is all set to be connected to Delhi next month. The development was disclosed during a meeting between Megahlaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.
Singh appreciated the decision to start direct air flight for Shillong from Delhi from next month. He said that this was a long pending demand.
A direct flight to Shillong from Delhi, said the DoNER Minister, will not only bring ease of travel but also promote tourism in the State. He said, with some of the tourist resorts in Northeast, including in Meghalaya, of late becoming much sought after because of the relatively lesser effect of COVID pandemic, this decision will certainly serve as a boost in more ways than one for different sectors.
Singh told Sangma that special impetus is being given to improve connectivity and transport through new airports, air flights in different sectors, double-gauge rail track across the region, network of roads and new Inland Waterways.