In accordance with the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA) Krishi Udan Scheme to boost export of agricultural products, a tripartite was signed between SpiceJet, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) and Ras-Al-Khaimah International Airport (RKT) at the last day of the Wings India 2020 in Hyderabad.
The MoU which would cover products like mango, okra, chillies, curry leaf, herbs, fruits and vegetables, spices, livestock, dairy and marine products, aims to promote export of agro products from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and neighbouring countries like Dubai, Abudhabi, Sharjah and Bahrain via Hyderabad.
As part of this agreement, a dedicated freight corridor will be created to leverage the tremendous agro and farming sector potential from centrally located Telangana and the neighboring regions. This will also give direct marketing access and open-up new opportunities for both export and import that would benefit the farming community.
Specially designed equipment will be used for transportation of goods through the dedicated freighter aircraft of SpiceJet. RKT will provide infrastructural and local support for the goods and facilitate the onward connection to the Middle East countries. Operations are expected to start from April 2020 onwards.