Friday, September 14, 2018

Union Min Gives A Sneak Peak Into Jharsuguda Airport

Bhubaneswar: The buzz is currently around the state’s second airport at Jharsuguda, scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22.
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram took to Twitter on Thursday and provided a sneak peek into the new airport by posting some pictures. He tweeted, “It shall provide much-needed boost to this region in Odisha, besides creating enormous opportunities.”
The airport has been developed over 909.22 acre at a cost of Rs 175 crore, of which Rs 50 crore has been invested by the state government.
According to sources, the Prime Minister will launch Air Odisha’s Jharsuguda-Bhubaneswar flight services under the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN, after inaugurating the airport. He will also flag off the maiden flight from the western Odisha city, which will land at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar on the inaugural day.
Modi will also lay the foundation stone of the Rs 13000-crore Talcher Fertiliser Plant revival project. The plant has been shut since 2002.