Thursday, September 13, 2018

Odisha okays proposal for new airport

The Odisha government has accorded in-principle approval for setting up a commercial airport near Dhamra port in Bhadrak district.

The approval was given at a meeting presided over by Chief Secretary AP Padhi on Tuesday, an official said.

The Dhamara Port Company Ltd (DPCL), run by the Adani Group, had earlier proposed to set up the airport to boost commercial activities near its port. Accepting the DPCL’s proposal, the State had sought a detailed project report (DPR).

Meanwhile, the Bhadrak district administration has acquired some land for the proposed airport and for setting up a port-based industrial park.
12/09/18 PTI/Business Line