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Punjab in talks with airlines for direct flights to US, UK & Canada

Punjab Chief Mnister Bhagwant Mann said they are in talks with major airline companies, for them to start direct international flights connecting Amritsar and Mohali to major destinations like Vancouver, reports Hindustan Times.

’We are in talks with Tatas (Air India), Vistara, British Airways and Air Canada that we need direct flights from Amritsar and Mohali to London, Vancour, Toronto, Silicon Valley, Chicago . We have an upgraded immigration and customs system. We would have three terminals (going up from one at present),” Mann said.

He said the international airports in Punjab, would have all the facilities like five-seven star hotels, besides presence of staff of different embassies.

‘’Lakhs of pilgrims visit Amritsar Saheb for ‘darshan’ and to pay obeisance to Darbar Saheb. The city attracts a large number of religious and other tourists,” he said, adding there is a tremendous scope for tourism in the state.

The CM said the state is working majorly on developing tourism, leveraging the natural resources of Ranjit Sagar Dam and other adjoining areas. Clean blue water of Ranjit Sagar Dam would be leveraged to develop tourism on the lines of Udaipur lake in Rajasthan. ‘’We are in talks with the tourism industry,” Mann said. (Source: HT)


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