Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today launched a Rs 500-crore fund for bolstering emerging start-ups in the state as she launched a Jaipur-Kota flight service.
On the launch of Jaipur-Kota flights, she said the impossible has become possible. The Rajasthan government disregarded the small capacity of Kota airport and launched the flight. “We had to do the impossible. We made the impossible possible,” she said.
Why is Jaipur-Kota flight so crucial?
The launch of this flight will help in boosting tourism in the city. Moreover, being the education hub, Kota requires a flight for strengthening the ‘education’ department, which is the backbone of the city.
Now, Rajasthan is offering inter-state air connectivity from Jaipur to Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
The first flight from Jaipur to Kota is expected to operate from the first week of September. “If we are lucky, then from the first week of September, we will be able to operate Jaipur-Kota flight to Delhi. We are trying,” she said.
What’s more in store?
The Raje government is keen on starting out flight services between four more cities including Swaimadhopur, Jaisalmer, Ganganagar and Kishangarh (Ajmer). “Four more cities are also expected to get the air connectivity to the state capital in the next phase,” she said.
Rajasthan Digifest 2017: 500 cr start-up fund
In continuance to its series of constructive events, the Desert state also witnessed the grand programme called the ‘Rajasthan Digifest 2017’, an event was organised here by the state’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
CM Raje addressed the 2-day meeting of start-ups, technology enthusiasts, banks and government departments. “We are the first state to have such Rs 500 crore funds,” CM Raje said.
She said, “We hold the start-ups very-very close to our heart, therefore this start-up promotion fund of Rs 500 crore that we are going be setting up now.”
Out of a pool of brilliant ideas presented their ideas in front of top-notch digital enthusiasts, technologists and start-ups at the DigiFest programme, three best ideas were selected, who were awarded over 30 lakh of government contracts.
Not only this, CM Raje announced a project which could cross Rs 1 crore in the future.