Union Minister Dharmendra
Pradhan Wednesday said talks are on with major airlines for
flight operations from the Jharsuguda Airport, a day after
chief minister Naveen Patnaik requested the prime minister for
introduction of new flights from the airport.
Talks are on with major airlines - Air India, IndiGo
and SpiceJet - for operations from the Jharsuguda Airport, the
Petroleum minister, who hails from the state, told reporters
Patnaik on Tuesday in a letter to the PM had also
drawn his attention to Air Odisha "abruptly suspending" its
flight operation from Jharsuguda Airport since October 6.
Air Odisha got the tender for flight operation from
Jharsuguda Aiport after the first round of bidding under the
regional air connectivity scheme the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik
"If necessary, steps will be taken to cancel its
flight contract and a fresh tender will be floated for a
regular flight from the Jharsuguda," Pradhan said.
The Union minister said the Ministry of Civil Aviation
(MoCA) is reviewing the contract with Air Odisha and will come
up with a decision soon.
He said under UDAN Phase III, fresh tenders will be
floated and other carriers are expected to participate in the
Meanwhile, Odisha Tourism minister, Ashok Chandra
Panda said: "Pradhan should ask the Centre to issue a
notification to rename the Jharsuguda airport as Veer Surendra
Sai Airport. He should ensure flights from Bhubaneswar to New
Delhi via Jharsuguda ..." PTI AAM
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