Monday, November 22, 2021

Greenfield Airport At Puri, 2 Small Airports In Odisha: Aviation Minister

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia Monday said the Centre plans setting up a Greenfield airport at Puri and Phase-II expansion of Jharsuguda Airport apart from making two more small airports operational in Odisha.

Mr Scindia said this while attending the Udan Utsav celebrations at the Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Odisha's Jharsuguda.

“The Greenfield Airport at Puri and the Phase II expansion of Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda will commence following responses from the state government,” the minister said.

He said that Prime Minister Modi has "democratised the Indian Air Space" for the common man which was once in the domain of rich people. The common people could now get an opportunity to travel by air, which was once a dream for them, Mr Scindia said.

He said that the development of Jharsuguda airport, which was inaugurated on this day by the Prime Minister on November 22, 2018, is a perfect example of cooperative federalism and a great success story of Udan scheme.

He pointed out that of ₹ 225 crore invested for the development of Jharsuguda airport, the state government has contributed ₹ 75 crore while the remaining ₹ 150 crore came from the Centre.

Mr Scindia thanked Odisha government and said that this project is a classic example of development though federal cooperation.

22/11/21 PTI/NDTV

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