Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday flagged off the cargo flight carrying pumpkins produced by state’s farmers to Dubai.
He also took stock of the arrangements for registration and screening of inbound and outbound passengers at the airport which has recently resumed operations after relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown norms.
Later talking to the newsmen Sonowal said that the state government was taking steps to bring back state’s people stranded in various parts of the country through different modes of travel and 3421 people had arrived in Assam through the landing of 38 flights so far against 1190 people who had flown out.
“The state government is taking all measures to ensure that the travellers do not have to face any difficulties,” he said.
The CM also appreciated the roles played by health, transport, police, tax, excise departments etc in close coordination with the Airports Authority of India and CISF for facilitating smooth movement of people.
He also praised the service rendered by drivers and staffs of ASTC buses and thanked the people of the state for staying united in this fight against COVID-19.
The Chief Minister stated that the state’s farmers’ produce had been exported to markets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore etc.
“The cargo flight service had facilitated the objective of capturing world market by the agricultural products of Assam’s farmers,” Sonowal said.
The Chief Minister also informed that steps were being taken to export state’s agricultural products by steamers from Pandu port in the city to the Bay of Bengal through the Brahmaputra at the initiative of Industries Department.