Friday, February 28, 2020
News

Naveen Patnaik chairs meeting to enhance air connectivity in Odisha

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | January 22, 2020 7:11:24 PM IST
A meeting on enhancing air connectivity for Odisha was held in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

The meeting was Chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, where Minister Commerce and Transport, Government of Odisha, Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Arvind Singh, Chairman of Airport Authority of India and other senior officials and CEOs of different Airlines operator were present.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, "Odisha has witnessed rapid growth over the years and made his foothold strong in many areas, including mining, manufacturing, tourism, culture, sports, education and IT. In the last few years the aviation traffic in Odisha has seen immense growth. Though Domestic flight connectivity has seen an improvement."

Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation said, "The purpose of today's meeting was to chalk out an action plan for enhancing air connectivity within the State and other parts of the country and beyond the country."

"The Aviation is a driver of economic growth today if we look at the last five years, Air traffic at Bhubaneswar has seen a growth of 29 per cent against the national average of 17 per cent, which shows Odisha's potential for the aviation sector," he added.

Officials of more than 25 airlines, including Air India, Go Air, SpiceJet, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines among others attended the meeting.

It was informed in the meeting that 14 new flights are planned to/from Odisha. Most of the flights are scheduled to operate between January to Summer 2020. The planned destinations are Kolkata-Jharsuguda, Bhubaneswar-Varanasi, Varanasi-Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda-Mumbai, Prayagraj-Bhubaneswar, Delhi-Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar-Rourkela, Bhubaneswar-Kalaikunda, Bhubaneswar-Bangkok, Bangkok- Bhubaneswar, Singapore-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Abu Dhabi. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Kerala HC stays temple board's award to ...
HAL offers new multirole chopper to Indi...
Punjab minister raises Delhi violence in...
Maha Congress seeks resolution against N...
DCW chief meets Delhi riot victims, assu...
Independent MLA threatens to withdraw su...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
HPCL acquires 17.28% stake in Petro... 
RJio 4G, 5G networks have no Chines... 
Yousuf Chopan was not accused in Pu... 
MI junior cricket meet: Asif ton se... 
ICC T20I rankings: Rahul retains 2n... 
Shama Sikander sizzles in new outfi... 
Huawei plans to train 2 mn ICT prof... 
Deadly bomb blast rocks Kabul, Tali...