CM Shivraj lays foundation of solar plant at Raja Bhoj Airport

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2017 03:51 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 23 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of a solar plant for Raja Bhoj Airport in Madhya Pradesh.

Along with this the Chief Minister also hoisted a 100-feet high national tricolour at the Raja Bhoj Airport, which will remain illuminated for 24-hours.

To encourage the use of renewable resources, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed an agreement with Madhya Pradesh Energy Development Corporation for setting up a one Mega Watt solar energy plant.

For this, 350 solar panels of about 1000 KV will be installed. The solar plant will help to save more than 90 percent of electricity per month.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Gururprasad Mohapatra was also present at the event.

Speaking on the occasion Chouhan said that four new flights are going to start from Bhopal.

Promising to start international flights at the Raja Bhoj Airport, Chouhan said, "The people of the state are not so poor that they cannot fly in the air. The people here are capable."

"The number of people traveling to Singapore and Dubai from here is quite large and we can start international flights for them. I will ensure that international airport services will soon be made available here," he said. (ANI)

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