Jaipur: Two new flights were introduced by the SpiceJet airlines on Sunday connecting Jaipur with Shirdi and Bhopal.
According to airport authorities, the first direct flight for Shirdi took off from Jaipur on Sunday. A total of 57 passengers traveled to Shirdi from Jaipur in this 78-seater flight.
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The railways have been planning to launch a train connecting Jaipur with Shirdi for a long time but the plans have so far remained on paper.
The 78-seater flight numbered SG-3426 and SG-1215 on the Jaipur-Shirdi-Jaipur route will be operated daily. It will depart from Jaipur at 10 am and reach Shirdi by 11:40 am. On the return journey, it will depart from Shirdi at 5.55 pm and arrive in Jaipur at 8 pm.
“There was no direct connectivity between Jaipur and Shirdi. Passengers had to catch connecting flights to reach Shirdi. The introduction of this flight to Shirdi from Jaipur will benefit a lot of commuters who want to visit the religious place’, said a passenger at Jaipur airport.
Also, a new flight between Jaipur and Bhopal was introduced by SpiceJet on Sunday. The flight will depart from Jaipur at 8:25 pm and reach Bhopal by 9:45 pm. On the return journey, it will depart from Bhopal at 8:25 am and arrive in Jaipur at 9:40 am.
First published: January 7, 2019