Bhubaneswar: In view of larger interests of people of Odisha, Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the Centre for a direct flight between Jharsuguda and Mumbai under UDAN scheme.
With the huge commercial success of flight operation by SpiceJet from Jharsuguda to New Delhi, the Union Minister demanded another direct flight service between Jharsuguda and country’s business capital Mumbai.
“The SpiceJet has commenced air operations from Jharsuguda with a direct flight to New Delhi. The route has been a great commercial success and has also massively benefitted the people of western Odisha, who can now fly directly to the national capital. Besides, SpiceJet has also introduced flights to Hyderabad and Kolkata from Jharsuguda which is giving more connectivity for the passengers travelling to northeast and southern part of the country. However, there is a lack of direct air connectivity between western Odisha and India’s commercial capital Mumbai,” Pradhan wrote to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep S Puri.
In a letter dated November 6, 2019, he wrote that there is a strong demand from air passengers for a direct flight on this route.
Pradhan requested Puri for his personal intervention in commencement of a direct flight between Jharsuguda and Mumbai at the earliest to benefit people of western Odisha.