Union Minister for State for Civil Aviation Jayanth Sinha launched Udan services between Bellary-Hyderabad at Toranagal airport on Thursday, reported Kannada Prabha.
Speaking on the occasion he said after the successful Mysuru-Chennai- Hyderabad Udan flights, Bellary –Hyderabad flights are launched. Udan services will be launched at other districts of the State also he assured. In the first phase from Bellary flights to Hyderabad alone has been launched. Eventually Bellary to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Goa will be introduced.
The Bellary-Hyderabad flights have 70 seats. The first flights starts at Hyderabad at 6.20 am and lands at Bellary Vidyanagar at 7.25 am. From Vidyanagar it starts at 7.55 am and lands at Hyderabad airport at 9 am.
During the launch heated exchange of words occurred between Jayanth Sinha and State Labour Minister Santosh Lad. After inaugurating the flight Sinha said Congress government has constructed 70 airports in 75 years of rule. BJP government has started 30 flights in low budget within one year and in the next elections Congress will be defeated and BJP will come to power, he said. Santosh Lad who was on dais got irked by this and retorted BJP keeps saying Congress has not done anything “my ears are bleeding listening to this.” Aadhaar, GST, It BT, Railway RTI are all contributions of Congress government. He walked out of the dais.
Meanwhile, the Mysuru-Chennai-Hyderbad flights started on Wednesday has been welcomed by commuters. On Thursday the second day of service 51 people were flown in from Chennai and from Mysuru 49 people travelled. The flight has 70 seats. Manoj, airport Manager said 100 people have used it already.