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Air Deccan to cover 6 more towns in AP: YSR

Written by: Staff
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Rajahmundry, Apr 1 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today announced six more towns in the state will be connected by air services.

Speaking after launching low cost carrier Air Deccan service at Madhurapudi Airport, about 25 km from here, Dr Reddy said air services helped boost business and commercial activities and small and big towns will experience upsurge in economic activities.

In two years, Karimnagar, Kurnool, Kadapa and Nellore districts will be covered by Air Deccan which will operate four flights from here. The government will provide all assistance and cooperation in this connection.

Dr Reddy said those employees eligible for first class train fare will be allowed to travel by Air Deccan.

In his address, Union Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport Muniappa said the Rajahmundry-Hyderabad service will help industrialisation.

With a growing information technology (IT) sector, Andhra Pradesh was poised to strengthen flight services.

Air Deccan Managing Director G R Gopinath said smaller towns were being provided air connectivity and promised to add more flights to Rajamundry.

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