Jharsuguda: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated Jharsuguda Airport here in the presence of Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan.
The airport has been developed for all weather operations including night operations for A-320 type aircraft. The airport has been built over an area of 909.22 acres at a cost of Rs 175 crore, of which the State Government has contributed Rs 50 crore.
Jharsuguda will be the second airport of Odisha.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of work for the revival of Talcher fertilizer plant. This is the country’s first coal gasification-based fertiliser plant in Odisha.