Saturday, September 02, 2023

Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Inaugurates Utkela Airport In Odisha

On August 31, 2023, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, accompanied by Gen Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd), Minister of State for Civil Aviation, marked a significant milestone with the inauguration of Utkela Airport in Odisha. This development comes as part of the ambitious UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, aimed at enhancing regional air connectivity across India.

The key highlight of this inauguration is the introduction of a direct flight route between Utkela and Bhubaneshwar. This air link promises to strengthen regional connectivity and stimulate economic growth within the region.

Travel between Utkela and Bhubaneshwar will now be remarkably efficient, with the flight covering the distance in just one hour and twenty minutes. Minister Scindia emphasized that this improved connectivity would catalyze economic activities and create employment prospects in the area.

To facilitate this crucial air link, nine-seater Cessna C-208 aircraft will be deployed. Utkela Airport boasts a well-designed runway with a length of 917 meters (2,995 feet) and a width of 30 meters, ensuring safe and efficient operations.

02/09/2023 Piyush/Adda24|7

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