Home » Live TV » News » Jharsuguda airport to be ready by mid-2018

Jharsuguda airport to be ready by mid-2018

Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guru Prasad Mohapatra today said Jharsuguda airport would be ready for use by June 2018.Mohapatra, who is currently on a visit to the state, said 11 aircraft bays and a parallel taxi track would also come up at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.Mohapatra today went to Jharsuguda to review the progress of airport work there. The state government has provided land for the project. “The project is unique as the airport is being developed both by the Centre and the state. Besides giving land, the state government has also supported the project financially.”The state government inked a memorandum of understanding with the AAI on July 30, 2014 to develop the airport for Rs 210 crore to make it the state’s second operational airport after the Bhubaneswar facility.The existing airstrip in Jharsuguda spreads over 902.22 acres. The state government has provided an additional 296.5 acres free of cost and financial support to the tune of Rs 75 crore to the AAI to develop a full-fledged airport there.Notably, the Jharsuguda Airport is a joint venture between the Odisha Government and the AAI, in order to bring western Odisha and neighbouring States like West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh closer. The modernisation of Jharsuguda Airport is being done in two phases. After Biju Patnaik International Airport, Jharsuguda would be the second major airport in Odisha. Mohapatra, along with SK Meena, Principal Secretary of Odisha Government assessed the current conditions of the airport and interacted with the airport staff. They also participated in a meeting, held by the district administration.

Check Also

INDIA'S FIRST GRID CONNECTED ROFTOP SOLAR PROJETC IN ODISHA

INDIA’S FIRST GRID CONNECTED ROFTOP SOLAR PROJETC IN ODISHA

Bhubaneswar: The Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (GEDCOL) and the Central Electricity Supply …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*