Odisha CM proposes AI flight to New Delhi with Jharsuguda as stopover

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposing the latter for having Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda as a stopover for one of the Air India (AI) flights from Bhubaneswar to Delhi.

“Jharsuguda is located strategically in the Industrial and Mining belt of Odisha, and is a critical point of connectivity to western Odisha. During inauguration of Jharsuguda Airport on 22.09.2018, I had offered full support of State Government for running of commercial flights and had requested for commencing Air India flight operations from Jharsuguda to Delhi,” the Chief Minister wrote.

“One of the existing flights from Bhubaneswar to Delhi could have a stopover at Jharsuguda, connecting it immediately with New Delhi and Bhubaneswar,” Patnaik suggested in the letter, requesting the PM to instruct Air India authorities to take immediate steps for fulfilling the aspirations of the people of western Odisha to have air connectivity.

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