JORHAT, July 31 - The Ward Commissioner of Ward No. 6 of Jorhat Municipal Board (JMB) Ankur Gupta reportedly met Union Minister Suresh Prabhu at his office chamber in New Delhi yesterday and submitted a memorandum seeking enhancing air connectivity to Jorhat.
Gupta had in the memorandum pointed out to the Minister that Jorhat was a big business hub having a large number of tea gardens in the district and in the adjoining districts.
He pointed out that apart from having a wide establishment of oil industry spread over Jorhat and its neighbouring districts, Jorhat was also an educational hub having several reputed institutes of higher education along with key scientific research institutions of the North East region too.
Gupta also mentioned in the memorandum that in view of the said facts mentioned by him, there was an immense need to increase air connectivity to Jorhat by introducing regular flights to major cities of the country.
Moreover, business activity was increasing in recent times, thereby leading to private banks and insurance companies opening branches here in addition to the existing nationalised banks, the memorandum stated.
He also urged the Minister to sanction building of a new civilian airport here as presently a part of the military airport is used by the Airport Authority of India.
The memorandum made a further plea that the Minister kindly take necessary steps to open an industrial waste management unit in Jorhat in view of its severe necessity in present times.