The rumours of Kota airport being shifted to Jhalawar were already intimidating for us, and in the recent discovery of events we got to hear that state government never sent a proposal to the center demanding a new airport for Kota.
Surprisingly, our representatives are silent about this. Requests and complains by the citizens are going unanswered by the government.
All of this is causing an unrest among the people of Kota. People are now showing their resentment by coming to the streets and protesting to make their voices heard. After all, what other options do they have ?
Kota is the third largest city of Rajasthan in terms of population, 2nd most revenue generating city for Rajasthan state, the business capital of Hadoti region, and it has established itself as the education hub of India with around 1.5 lac students coming to study in the city every year from all parts of the country. For Kota, a new airport is the need of time.
For the last 2 months, few active citizens were raising their voices demanding airport for the city, which then led to the beginning of a movement. And on 7 August it took shape of a rally which gave boost to the movement and some positivity to the citizens of Kota.
There has been no response or comment from the officials or government regarding this yet. But the bright side is the people of Kota are not giving up on what they deserve. They are coming forward in many ways from protesting on streets to sending daily tweets to PMO India. Let us hope that people of Kota won’t be disillusioned by the government this time, and Kota gets what it deserves.
PRIME REASONS HOW AN AIRPORT IN KOTA WOULD BENEFIT THE CITY, STATE AND WHOLE COUNTRY
An airport would ease the commute for thousands of students and parents coming to Kota every year. Students come to Kota even from states like Assam, Tamil Nadu, etc. Air connectivity to Kota would save lot of precious time for these students preparing for various examinations.
Already contributing a huge % of total revenue generated in the state, air connectivity would give boost to education and other industries in Kota.
Hadoti has its own charm. With lush green sanctuaries to waterfalls, there are lot of less-explored but heavenly sights for travellers to fall in love with. Rajasthan is already one of the most sought-after areas in India for travellers to visit. With Jaipur and Udaipur becoming too mainstream, Hadoti can provide lot of off-beat destinations for travellers from abroad and other parts of India.
– INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Kota couldn’t get institutions like IIT & IIM, primarily because of non-availability of a functional airport. With the new airport, Kota would be ready to host such institutions.
– HEALTH CARE
Kota has a huge population, and in cases of medical emergency having an airport can save many lives. Many parents who have to reach their children in emergency, feel helpless in such situations. Presence of an airport will make this approach easier.
A new airport in Kota would boost city’s economical progress which would benefit all sections of the society, not just the upper class. It is high time to take action, and make our voices heard through internet and other mediums.
Join the movement here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kotaunitesforairport/
Sign Petition here – Petition
We also request you to send daily tweets to PMO India (@naremdramodi) and add #kotaairport
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