Port Blair, Jan. 22: The Member of Parliament, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray has taken up the need for the extension of Air Services on the Sector Madurai-Kochi-Chennai-Port Blair, Madurai-Port Blair, Vizag-Port Blair with Shri Ajit Singh, Minister of Civil Aviation, GOI.

Replying to the request made by the Member of Parliament, the Minister of Civil Aviation has informed that the Govt. has laid down route dispersal guidelines to achieve better regulation of Air-Transport Services on the basis of the need for Air-Transport Service of different regions of the country and therefore the airlines are free to operate anywhere in the country.

Accordingly the airlines is to provide Air-Services to specific places depending upon traffic demand and commercial viability subject to compliance of route dispersal guidelines issued by the Govt.