JORHAT: Jorhat MP and former Power Minister Topon Kumar Gogoi official flagged off the first-ever direct flight service between Jorhat-Delhi from Rowriah Civil Airport at 11. 50 am on Sunday in presence of Hitendra Nath Goswami, Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Tapan Gohain, Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Jorhat, Vaibhav Nimbalkar, Jorhat Superintendent of Police, and other dignitaries.
This direct flight service was a long-pending demand of the people of Jorhat as well as Golaghat, Sivasagar, Majuli and the four northern districts of Nagaland-Mokokchung, Zonibhotta, Phek and Tuensung as they had to go one day ahead to Guwahati, Dibrugarh or Dimapur to take a direct flight to Delhi. The Indigo direct flight will arrive at 9 am and will leave for Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport where it will halt for 40 minutes and then it will directly fly to New Delhi and reach there at 4 pm.
Sources said that a total of 160 Jorhat-New Delhi passengers took the direct flight on an inaugural day. Talking to this correspondent, Tapan Kumar Gogoi said it was a long-pending demand which finally has been fulfilled. “I especially thank Indigo flight services for responding to our request and it is red-letter day for this region,” he said.