Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for commencement of Air India flight operations from Jharsuguda airport.
“Air Odisha has suddenly suspended operations since November 5, 2018 without any valid reason. During the inauguration of Jharsuguda airport on 22.09.2018, I had offered full support of the State Government for running of commercial flights and had requested for commencing Air India flight operations from Jharsuguda to Delhi. One of the existing flights from Bhubaneswar to Delhi could have a step-over at Jharsuguda, connecting it immediately with New Delhi and Bhubaneswar,” said Patnaik.
“I once again request you to kindly instruct Air India authorities to take immediate steps for fulfilling the aspirations of the people of western Odisha to have air connectivity,” said Patnaik in a letter.