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2 More Flights From JRG

In another significant move for growth of business and tourism in Odisha, State Government has put the regional air connectivity projects on fast track.

Jharsuguda airport has been made fully operational with five flights operating from there at present.

The airport has been connected with different parts of the country and two more flights from Jharsuguda to Bangalore and Kolkata will be started soon.

This was decided in the State Level Monitoring Committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary  Asit Tripathy here.

Principal Secretary Home and General Administration Sanjeev Chopra outlined the issues for discussion.

Reviewing the progress, Mr.Tripathy directed the officials to widen the airstrip at Rourkela for operation of bigger flights to benefit the people. At present, Rourkela airport with 5900 ft runway has been made ready for operation of the 19 sitter flights.
 
Routes such as Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Raipur have been decided for the airport and the Air Port Authority of India has floated bids from the airlines operators.

The Chief Secretary also directed the officials to complete the construction of terminal building, runway and other associated infrastructure at Jeyopore airport in Koraput district as per the master plan
of works departments with estimated cost of Rs. 55 crore.

 The progress regarding development of Utkela airstrip in Kalahandi district showed that the social impact study has already been completed and submitted to Government.

No major issues of displacement and rehabilitation are involved in it. The process for land acquisition has been started and Mr.Tripathy  stressed completion of the process within scheduled time.

Discussions in the meeting revealed that four airstrips of Odisha were selected for UDAN scheme at Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Utkela ( Kalahandi) and Jeypore ( Koraput).

The Biju Pattanaik International Air Port, Bhubaneswar would serve as mentor airport.

Director Civil Aviation Himansu Bhusan Panda informed that Jharsuguda has been connected with Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raipur. Two more flights to Bangalore and Kolkata would come up shortly from Jharsuguda, he said.      

Notably, State Government is providing both the manpower and financial support to make the regional connectivity scheme viable during initial periods.

It has decided to reduce VAT from 5 per cent to one Per cent and provide 20 per cent of the Viable Gap Funding.

The State Government will also provide land, security and fire services and around 43 security personnel and nine fire service personnel will be deployed in each airport.

Apart from that State Government would also provide the manpower for management of air port of Jeypore and Utkela and electricity and water at concessional rates.

The routes like Bhubaneswar to Utkela, Utklela to Raipur, Bhubaneswar to Jeypore, Bhubaneswar to Jharsuguda, Jharsuguda to Ranchi, and Bhubaneswar to Rourkela have been suggested for regional connectivity.
 
State Government decided to support the regional air connectivity scheme as a part of its 'Make in Odisha initiative'. 

Director General of Police Bijay Kumar Sharma, Principal Secretary Finance Ashok Kumar Meena, Principal Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management NB Dhal, Secretary Works Krishan Kumar, IGP Fire Services Asheet Kumar Panigrahi, along with senior officers from AAI, concerned airports participated in the discussions.

The Collectors of the concerned districts appraised about updates at ground level in the meeting through video conferencing.
 


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