Madhya Pradesh Launches Intra State Air Taxi Service

Madhya Pradesh has launched an air taxi service to boost tourism. The new service will connect 8 tourist places in the state. In the first phase, two aircraft have been deployed.

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The launch of the air taxi service. Photo Credit: PTI

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Madhya Pradesh has launched air taxi services connecting cities within the state to boost tourism. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav launched the intra-state air service. The air service is called PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva and the first flight was flagged off from the capital Bhopal to Jabalpur

The Service

The air service will be operated by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) with two aircraft to begin with. the air taxi service will connect eight cities across the state. These are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Ujjain, Rewa, and Singrauli.

According to an official statement, the venture has been started on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis with a private firm named Jet Serv Aviation Private Limited (Flyola). 

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To promote the service, a 50% discount has been offered for 30 days. The trip from Bhopal to Indore will take 55 minutes. Booking counters have been opened at airports in Bhopal, Indore, and Jabalpur. The CM also inaugurated a digital ticket window for the air service. 

“Under PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva, Rewa is being connected with Indore, Jabalpur, and Bhopal two days a week on Monday and Thursday. Gwalior is being connected with Indore, Bhopal, and Ujjain two days a week on Tuesday and with Bhopal on Saturday. Ujjain is being connected with Indore, Bhopal, and Gwalior three days a week on Tuesday, with Indore, Bhopal, and Jabalpur on Wednesday, and with Indore and Bhopal on Sunday. Khajuraho is being connected with Bhopal and Jabalpur one day a week on Friday,” the statement read.

The twin-engine planes seat six passengers each. The government plans to fly higher capacity aircraft based on the response. 

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