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New milestone in aerial connectivity in North Eastern India

Through UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme), flight operations between the Capital City of Manipur (Imphal) and Meghalaya (Shillong) have been established on 3rd August 2021.

Due to the non-availability of any direct mode of transportation, people were compelled to cover a 12-hour long journey by road to reach Shillong from Imphal or they had to take a flight to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, then bus service to reach Shillong. The completion of the entire journey took more than 1 day to reach Shillong from Imphal or vice-versa. Now, natives can easily fly between the two cities by opting for a flight of just 60 mins from Imphal to Shillong and 75 mins from Shillong to Imphal. Shillong is the second city to be connected with Imphal under the UDAN scheme. 

To keep the fares affordable, airlines are being provided Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under the UDAN scheme by the central government.

Indigo airlines will operate four flights in a week and will deploy its 78-seater ATR 72 aircraft.

Till date, 361 routes and 59 airports (including 5 heliports and 2 water aerodromes) have been operationalized under the UDAN scheme. The scheme is envisaged to establish strong aerial connectivity in all States and UTs of the country which hitherto were not connected, laying the foundation of a new regional segment in India’s aviation market.

Flight No 7959 will Depart from Imphal at 9.55am and reach Shillong at 10.55am. The return flight no 7961 will depart from Shillong at 11.15am and reach Imphal at 12.30pm

#Manipur #UDAN #Imphal #Shillong #Meghalaya
04-August-2021

Manipur By-polls announced

The Election Commission today announced the by-polls date for three state assembly constituencies in Manipur.

The three constituencies namely, Wangoi (22), Saitu (51), Singhat (60), will go to polls on 7th November 2020 and counting will be held on 10th November 2020.

#Manipur #ElectionCommission #By-polls
05-October-2020

Gadkari lays foundation stones for 13 highways projects in Manipur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation stones for 13 highway projects and inaugurated a Road safety project in Manipur through video conference. These projects involve a Road length of 316 kilometres, with a construction value of about Rs 3,000 crore.  

#Manipur #NitinGadkari
17-August-2020

BJP-led govt wins trust vote in Manipur

The BJP-led coalition government headed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh won the trust vote in the Manipur assembly today. 

#Manipur #BirenSingh #BharatiyaJanataParty(BJP)
10-August-2020

Three more states, J&K join 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme

Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan said on Saturday that three more states, namely Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand, along with the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, have joined the 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme of the Union government. With this, the scheme would now ensure food security to 65 crore people in 24 States.

#Manipur #OneNationOneRationCard #JammuandKashmir #RamvilasPaswan #Uttarakhand #FoodSecurity #UnionFoodMinister #Nagaland
01-August-2020

3 Assam Rifles personnel killed in ambush by terrorists in Manipur

Three personnel from 4 Assam Rifles unit were killed and four were injured in an ambush by terrorists from the local group People?s Liberation Army in Chandel district of Manipur near Myanmar border this morning.

#Manipur #PeoplesLiberationArmy #4AssamRiflesUnit #Myanmar #Terrorism
30-July-2020

PM lays foundation stone for Rs 3000 cr Water Supply project in Manipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for a water supply project, which is being implemented at a cost of Rs 3000 Crore in Manipur, through a video conference. The Prime Minister said that the Water Supply Project would reduce the water problems of the state and would be especially providing a huge relief to the women of the State. He stated that apart from Greater Imphal, the project would benefit 25 small towns and 1700 villages in the state.

#Manipur #PrimeMinister #NarendraModi #WaterSupplyProject #GreaterImphal
23-July-2020