Congress president Rahul Gandhi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate commercial air connectivity for Rajasthan’s Kota.
In a letter to PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi said while the Airport Authority of India operates an airport at Kota, it is not equipped to handle large commercial aircraft. He said currently lakhs of students and their families are inconvenienced by the absence of an airport there.
“The need of the hour is to either upgrade the existing airport, or construct a new airport to handle commercial flights. Let us bring Vikas (development) to the enterprising people of Kota,” the Congress chief said in the letter.
“With over 1.5 lakh students, across India, studying in coaching centres each year in Kota, it is critical to have proper air connectivity,” he added. “Kota will benefit immensely from improved air linkages to the major metropolitan cities of India considering its strategic location on the tourist map along with its strong industrial base and its local craft,” Rahul Gandhi concluded.
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 1, 2018
Interestingly, the letter was sent on October 25, a day after Rahul Gandhi spoke at an election rally in Kota. Rajasthan will go the polls on December 7. Results for the Rajasthan election will be out by December 11.