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Mangaraj calls for flight providers from Jeypore and Utkela airports

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By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Rajya Sabha member Manas Mangaraj on Wednesday demanded early completion of Jeypore (Koraput) and Utkela (Kalahandi) airports that can facilitate air connectivity within the Maoist-infested areas.

Raising the difficulty by means of a particular point out within the Upper House of the Parliament, Mangaraj stated the airports will profit folks within the area in addition to these staying exterior, because the areas are linked to enterprise and industrial hubs.

Five airports had been taken up within the State for improvement underneath the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation in 2016, however solely Jharsuguda has been operationalised to date.

“Though the works at Jeypore and Utkela airstrips began in 2020 after a long delay, flight services are yet to start. The Central teams are visiting the airstrips and making promises for early services, but there is no specific announcement so far,” he identified.

The State authorities had undertaken the event of Jeypore and Utkela airports with the technical help of AAI. It had supplied 118.5 acre of land and Rs 75 crore for Jharsuguda airport.

BHUBANESWAR: Rajya Sabha member Manas Mangaraj on Wednesday demanded early completion of Jeypore (Koraput) and Utkela (Kalahandi) airports that can facilitate air connectivity within the Maoist-infested areas.

Raising the difficulty by means of a particular point out within the Upper House of the Parliament, Mangaraj stated the airports will profit folks within the area in addition to these staying exterior, because the areas are linked to enterprise and industrial hubs.

Five airports had been taken up within the State for improvement underneath the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation in 2016, however solely Jharsuguda has been operationalised to date.

“Though the works at Jeypore and Utkela airstrips began in 2020 after a long delay, flight services are yet to start. The Central teams are visiting the airstrips and making promises for early services, but there is no specific announcement so far,” he identified.

The State authorities had undertaken the event of Jeypore and Utkela airports with the technical help of AAI. It had supplied 118.5 acre of land and Rs 75 crore for Jharsuguda airport.