Need for cold storage facility at MP airports
CM aims to boost air connectivity of Madhya Pradesh and transport perishable products on time.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked Union Minister for Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati for exclusive cargo terminals in Indore and Bhopal airports to make faster transportation of perishable products possible from the state.
The Union Minister was on a one-day visit to Bhopal with a delegation of top executives from Air India and other private aviation companies including Jet Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet.
The Union Minister praised the Chief Minister for his insight into capturing what could a very profitable venture both for airlines companies and for the entrepreneurs from the state.
"This is for the first time that the aviation ministry has received an invitation from a state government to visit and resolve the problems of civil aviation," Union Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said.
"The Chief Minister has asked for cargo terminals, a concept that when introduced can be a highly profitable venture. The state wants cold storage facilities in airports to facilitate business activities," he added.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that he has also solicited for better connectivity of Madhya Pradesh with other parts of the country. The state is not just demanding air connectivity on new routes specially south and international destinations, but also an exclusive cargo terminal.