Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Adani Group plans airport at Dhamra

Bhubaneswar: The state government on Monday inked a MoU with Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) for construction of a commercial airport near Dhamra port in Bhadrak district. The airport will be developed over an area of 500 acres and used for passenger movement and cargo handling.
It would come up at a place 20 km ahead of Dhamra. Adani-owned DPCL would invest over Rs 500 crore in the project.

"This will be the first airport in north Odisha and will not only serve DPCL, but also boost tourism and industrial activities at the proposed special economic zone (SEZ) being set up by the Adani group," a senior state government official said.

Karan Adani, CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ was present during the signing of the MoU at the Make in Odisha conclave.
In September, the state government had given the nod for the airport project.
Bhadrak district administration has already identified over 400 acres for the proposed airport, a source said.
13/11/18 Sujit Kumar Bisoyi/Times of India