The work of extension of international airport in Nagpur is in full swing, said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Nagpur is the hub for cargo, logistics and defence activities. With the UDAN initiative, now the civilians are using the airport, Fadnavis said.
He was delivering the inaugural address at the Global Aviation Summit organised by the union ministry of civil aviation in association with FICCI, in Mumbai on Tuesday. Union ministers Suresh Prabhu and Jayant Sinha also graced the occasion.
Fadnavis mentioned as to how the Mumbai international airport is well managed and catering to the needs of millions of international passengers. He also spoke about the efforts being taken for the development of Navi Mumbai international airport and said, once operational, it will add 1 per cent to the country’s GDP.
Similarly, the government is also working on a new airport at Pune, the CM said expressing hope that the Global Aviation Summit will deliberate, focus and brain storm on flying for all. As many as 1200 delegates from 83 countries are participating in the summit. Fadnavis also inaugurated Vision 2040 on the occasion.
In yet another programme held in Mumbai, Fadnavis released a book Samvadyatra, written by Vishwas Pathak. The book contains information of the schemes run by the energy department for the last four years. Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, director of MSEB Holding Company and the author of the book Vishwas Pathak, deputy secretary of energy department Mr. Manta and media advisor of the energy minister were prominently present on the occasion.
During his 12000 kilometres of tour across the State, Mr. Pathak took the works of the energy department to six crore people through 35 press conferences. In this venture, he interacted with over 1000 journalists and answered various questions informing the people-oriented works during the last four years by the energy department.
Mr. Pathak has made an effort to narrate his experiences he gained during the tour, through the book. Fadnavis was happy with the venture and said it was a laudable effort.