Vijayawada: West Assembly constituency MLA Jaleel Khan said measures were taken up to operate direct flights from Gannavaram Airport to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the convenience of Haj pilgrims who travel from Amaravati region and other Coastal districts.
Direct flight from Gannavaram to Mecca on the anvil
Addressing a gathering, MLA Jaleel Khan said that the state government is making efforts to operate direct flights from Gannavaram Airport to Mecca for the Haj pilgrims. He said the state government sanctioned Rs 15 crore for the construction of Shadi Khana and allotted land for the construction of Urdu Medium Junior Government College near Kabela Centre.
He said the Telugu Desam government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu was implementing schemes for the development of minorities in the state. He said Dulhan Scheme is useful to the brides. District Collector B Lakshmikantham said the government sanctioned Rs 26.11 crore as fee reimbursement to the minority students in the district. He said minorities constitute 10 per cent of the district population. He recalled the services of freedom fighter Moulana Abul Kalam Azad. Zilla Parishad Chairperson Gadde Anuradha, Mayor Koneru Sridhar, representatives of minority organisations from Christians, Sikhs and Muslims attended the Minorities Day. Later, cheques handed over to the students under Videsi Vidya scheme.