For the convenience of students of Bihar and Jharkhand studying near the Chandigarh periphery, Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) urged direct flight from Chandigarh International Airport to Patna and Ranchi.
PUCA President said that Chandigarh and Punjab region is becoming the education hub of the Country due to its peaceful environment. 10,000-15,000 students from various parts of Bihar and Jharkhand are studying in various colleges of Chandigarh or in its periphery.
He further added that keeping the interest of thousands of students studying in the Chandigarh region, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India should start direct flights from Chandigarh to Patna, Ranchi under the Udan (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme which will help not only the students but would help in expansion of Business, Social, Political, Tourism commodities etc.
Sh. Amit Sharma, Senior Vice President, PUCA said that in the last few years Bihar students have stopped going to southern states because of contrition on Bihar students by some local groups in cities like Mumbai, Pune etc. hence students are preferring Chandigarh being the safest and the crime-free city for their higher education.