Bhubaneswar: Direct flight service from Bhubaneswar to Varanasi will begin from Next month. Budget carrier IndiGo has received permission for the flight service from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The flight will leave Bhubaneswar at 9 pm and reach at Varanasi at 11.55 pm everyday from February 29. Similarly, the flight will depart Varanasi at 6.45 pm and arrive at Bhubaneswar Airport at 8.40 pm everyday. The 1 hour and 55-minute-long journey will cost passengers Rs 3,470, said an official.
Wort mentioning, there had been a long-standing demand for direct air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Varanasi to attract Buddhist pilgrims to Odisha. With introduction of the direct flight service, many Buddhist sites in the state are expected to witness an increase in the tourist inflow.
Earlier, Air India had stopped its fight service on this route two yeas ago after providing the service for a couple of months.