According to an official statement, Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in India to organize government-funded air travel for pilgrimage purposes under the Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana. On Sunday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the journey of 32 senior citizens who were flying from Bhopal to Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh as part of the ‘Mukhya Mantri Tirath Yatra Yojana’. The statement further mentioned that the scheme has already facilitated 782,000 elderly individuals to undertake pilgrimages through 782 special trains.
Chief Minister Chouhan prepared an effective action plan for the month of May to July to make the benefits of Mukhya Mantri Tirth-Darshan Yojana by air easily available to the elders of the state, which will be launched on May 21 from Bhopal to Prayagraj.
In the same sequence, on May 23 pilgrims of Agar-Malwa district will leave from Indore airport for Shirdi. While on May 25, pilgrims of Betul district will leave from Bhopal airport via Agra airport for Mathura-Vrindavan. On May 26, pilgrims of Dewas will leave from Indore airport for Shirdi, and on June 3 pilgrims of Khandwa from Indore airport via Kolkata for Gangasagar.A help centre has been set up at the airport for the convenience of the passengers.