Monday, June 01, 2020

Bhubaneswar Airport Runway Re-Carpeting Work Hits Roadblock

Bhubaneswar: The re-carpeting work of the runway at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is yet to commence even though domestic flight operations resumed after a gap of two months.

As per reports, the re-carpeting work which was slated to begin at the airport from November last year in two phases could not be taken up due to technical issues and was rescheduled for April this year. When the BPIA authorities were gearing up for the project, the Coronavirus pandemic further halted the work.

Now that the authorities have given a go-ahead to the contractor finally, depleting labour force due to return of migrants has once again put a question mark on the renovation work. Sources said, with the onset of monsoon, the work cannot be started now in any way and it could get delayed further.
VV Rao, the Director of BPIA said, “We were all set to resume work in the first week of April 2020, but unfortunately the outbreak of Coronavirus stopped us. Now that the rainy season is around, we will commence work in September this year.”

01/06/20 Mrunal Manmay Dash/Odisha TV

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