Final Up to date: June 01, 2023, 13:49 IST
The Tamil Nadu International Buyers Meet can be organised by the state authorities in January 2024. And, forward of it, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has requested the Centre to re-introduce direct flights between Chennai and Tokyo, after he returned from his nine-day tour to Japan and Singapore.
He additionally requested that the frequency of flights between Singapore and Madurai be elevated. CM Stalin, who was on a go to to Japan and Singapore to fulfill industrialists for subsequent yr’s International Buyers Meet, emphasised on the necessity for higher connectivity between Tamil Nadu and Japan, in an effort to entice Japanese traders. .
In a letter addressed to Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Chief Minister identified that the Japan’s largest airline, the All Nippon Airways that related Chennai and Tokyo, had discontinued its companies through the pandemic after lower than 1 yr of working on the route.
In his letter, he stated that because of the unavailability of direct flights between Tokyo and Chennai, the time taken to journey between the locations takes 7 hours longer than the same old length. CM Stalin additionally stated that the Japanese enterprise group within the state had repeatedly demanded the restoration of flights between the 2 locations.
Three of the 12 industrial townships constructed within the nation underneath the Japan-India Funding Promotion Partnership Programme are positioned in Tamil Nadu, he famous. “During the last 20 years, the inflow of Japanese expatriates has slowly elevated and I’m completely happy to state that Chennai is residence to the biggest Japanese group in India,” CM Stalin added.
In line with Stalin, there are virtually 4 lakh people in Singapore who’re of Tamil descent, and plenty of of them come from Tamil Nadu’s southern areas to work there. The Chief Minister requested the Centre that no less than one day by day flight between Madurai and Singapore must be launched quickly.
“This challenge of extra flight companies between Singapore and Madurai was raised by the minister for residence affairs and regulation of the Authorities of Singapore, Thiru Okay Shanmugham when he met me. An analogous request was additionally raised by many members of the Tamil diaspora in Singapore,” the letter addressed to Jyotiraditya Scindia learn.
At current, a number of day by day flights function from Singapore to Chennai and Trichy, one day by day flight to Coimbatore, and three weekly flights to Madurai.