Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Odisha leaders in city demand Surat-Bhubaneswar flight

Surat: Leaders of Odisha community in the Diamond City have made a strong demand with Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman for introducing a direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Surat.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik had recently written to Union civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu and railway minister Piyush Goyal requesting them to convince private airline companies to provide direct air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Surat and also introduce two daily trains between Behrampur and Surat.

Odisha Samaj leader Bhagirath Bahera told TOI, “Surat has a large number of migrant Odisha population and the only mode of transport for them is railways. We have requested AirAsia and other airlines to start flight services to Odisha.”

Bahera said Odisha Samaj is organizing a two-day long ‘Odisha Parva’ in the city which will be inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan on September 2.
29/08/18 Times of India