Two new flights will soon fly from the Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda to Bangalore and Kolkata, informed Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.
“Jharsuguda Airport has five flight services at present. Two more flights will be introduced during winter schedule, one to Bangalore and another to Kolkata,” he said.
The decision was taken at a meeting held at Lok Seva Bhavan in Bhubaneswar. Besides Jharsuguda Airport, the emphasis was given on expansion of Rourkela and Jeypore airstrips.
“Discussion was held on the expansion of Rourkela and Jeypore airstrips. A tender of Rs 55 crore has already been completed for Jeypore airstrip project. Flight services will begin at the airstrip once the basic infrastructure work is done,” Tripathy added.
Apart from this, Tripathy also discussed with Kalahandi collector about land acquisition for Utkela Airport in Bhawanipatna and also construction work at Rourkela Airport.