Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha today inaugurated the newly constructed Ajmer – Kishangarh Airport. He was accompanied by Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan CM. The airport was first proposed by the current CM Vasundhara Raje in her last tenure in 2007.
The Kishangarh airport is inaugurated to cater to the religious tourists to Ajmer and Pushkar. The famous places including Shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, Pushkar Lake and the world-famous Bhrama Temple are all located within half an hour drive from the airport. The government stated that the airport would be connected to NH 8 with a four-lane road. NH 8 is one of the busiest national highways, connecting Delhi to Jaipur and Mumbai.
The Kishangarh airport has a capacity to handle 150 passengers. The state government has proposed a subsidy for inter-state travel for the initial phase. Supreme Airlines is the main agency providing services for now. The airport has six check-in counters.
Speaking at the inauguration of the airport, Jayant Sinha stated that Rajasthan has always been a centre of attraction for national and international tourism. This added airport will further provide connectivity to the city of Ajmer and Pushkar. He also stated that the central government is looking for opportunities to establish Rajasthan as the hub of tourism.
Kishangarh is considered as the largest market of marble. RK Marbles, world’s largest producer of marble is based in Kishangarh.