Chandigarh, May 19 (PTI) Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra today said direct flights to Nanded from the Mohali and the Amritsar international airports are slated to start in July.

The MP, who is also the SAD’s general secretary, said the assurance was given to him by Union Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju at a meeting in New Delhi this afternoon.

The flights will be started by Air India and all arrangements have been made, an official release quoting Chandumajra said.

This will be a “big” facility for Sikhs going on pilgrimage to the Takht Hazoor Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra, the release said.

Chandumajra had earlier raised the issue twice in the Lok Sabha.

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