Bhubaneswar: The State Government has accorded in-principle approval for setting up a commercial airport at Dhamra in Bhadrak district, sources said today.
Decision to this effect was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, the sources added.
The Chief Secretary has directed Bhadrak district Collector to identify suitable land for the proposed commercial airport.
The Government has planned to develop port-based industries at Dhamra.
Notably, the Adani Group has proposed to set up an airport at its Dhamra Port.