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Chouhan meets Scindia, proposes international status for Bhopal airport

MP chief minister meets newly appointed Union ministers in Delhi

scindia-chouhan Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with newly-appointed Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in New Delhi on Monday | via Jyotiraditya Scindia Twitter

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met newly-appointed Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in New Delhi on Monday and held discussions on various proposals, including granting international airport status to Bhopal's Raja Bhoj Airport, and a new airport for Gwalior.

The chief minister also proposed extension of the airports at Indore, Bhopal, and Jabalpur, renaming of Dumna airport in Jabalpur as Virangana Rani Durgavati Airport, promotion of international flights at Indore airport, and increasing flight connectivity to Rewa, Khajuraho, Datia, Gwalior, Bhopal, and Jabalpur.

Chouhan tweeted to say that he congratulated Scindia on assuming charge of the civil aviation ministry, and expressed confidence that the aviation sector would see extraordinary improvements under the minister’s guidance and reach new heights.

The CM also said that Scindia assured him that necessary action will be taken on his proposals.

On his part, Scindia tweeted to say that he received best wishes from CM Chouhan and they were both raring to work shoulder-to-shoulder to take Madhya Pradesh on a path of progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chouhan has been in New Delhi since Sunday afternoon, meeting Union ministers, especially those hailing from Madhya Pradesh, after the cabinet reshuffle.

On Sunday evening, the CM met the newly appointed Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar Khatik and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and discussed various sector-related issues with them.

On Monday, Chouhan met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. The CM discussed the proposal of setting up a defense cluster in Jabalpur with the Union minister. Chouhan said the cluster would help in generating direct and indirect employment opportunities in the MSME sector and other technical institutions in the Mahakoshal region of the state.

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