Air India is to launch a new thrice-weekly Bhopal-Raipur-Pune route.

No date has yet been given for the launch of the flights, but the decision to launch the service was taken by chief minister Raman Singh and CMD of Air India Ashwani Lohani, as a result of rising demand by the IT sector and students of the states.

Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh, and Pune is a popular city amongst students in Maharashtra.

Neha Gupta