The six cities to which the flight services will commence are
Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raipur, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed that Jharsuguda Airport or The Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Odisha will soon have flight services to six cities of the country under the third phase of the UDAN scheme.
The six cities to which the flight services will commence are Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raipur, Hyderabad, and Delhi. Apart from this Bhubaneswar airport will feature flight services to Varanasi, Rourkela, Kalaikunda and Jagdalpur under UDAN-3.
According to news published in various news portals, the new airport at Rourkela will be connected to Raipur and Bhubaneswar.
Rs 1200 crore has been allocated by the Central Government for improving air connectivity in Odisha. The amount will be spent on the development of new airports at Rourkela, Utkela, Jeypore and up gradation of the existing terminal and a new integrated terminal at Bhubaneswar Airport.
The Central Government has also ensured that the state receives the second highest Viability Gap Funding allocation amongst all states in India with a VGF amount of Rs 101 crores per annum.
Notably, the Jharsuguda airport was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22, last year.