Naveen Patnaik thanks the PM for air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Rourkela (Photo Credit: Social Media)
Under the UDAN, operations of commercial flights commenced from Bhubaneswar to Rourkela this morning. Flagging off the first flight to Rourkela Airport from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar this morning, Hon'ble CM Shri. Naveen Patnaik in a tweet stated how this new air connectivity would help Odisha and its people.
On this occasion, Hon'ble CM Shri. Naveen Patnaik tweeted and expressed his thanks and appreciation to Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi for his support to improve connectivity to the hinterland of Odisha under UDAN.
He also thanked Hon'ble Union Minister Civil Aviation Shri. Jyotiraditya Scindia for all his efforts especially to coordinate between SAIL and DGCA for the flight service to Rourkela Airport under UDAN ahead of Hockey World Cup 2023.
In his tweet, Hon'ble CM Shri. Naveen Patnaik stated that this new air connectivity would improve air connectivity between the Capital city of Bhubaneswar to the steel city of Odisha, Rourkela. It would improve commerce in Odisha. It would also help to develop tourism for Odisha. Further, it would provide seamless connectivity to sports fans coming to celebrate hockey in Odisha. With the Hockey World Cup 2023 taking place from 13th January, 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, this new air operation would lead to Hockey fans enjoying swift and comfortable air mobility between the two cities where the Hockey World Cup 2023 is being held in Odisha.