Puri Airport set to start operations from 2022 to 2023, Odisha Transport Minister says
Puri Airport is expected to start operations from 2022-2023, Odisha Transport Minister says
New Delhi: Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera said on Sunday that Puri airport would likely be operational next year. Air services from Puri are expected to begin by 2022-2023 as work to establish an international airport has started, Behra said.
“The process of creating a new airport in Puri has already started, including the process of land identification and other steps. There are a lot of things to sort out. If all goes on time as we have planned, it is very likely that we will see Puri air service by 2022-2023, “Behera quoted in a commentary. ANI report saying.
The minister further stated that the state government is continuously holding discussions with the aviation ministry and its experts on this issue.
Meanwhile, last month, a six-member technical team from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) approved the 1,500-acre land, identified by the district administration in Girala village, on the outskirts of town. de Puri, for the international airport project.
The team, which is on a two-day visit to the pilgrimage city, visited the four sites of Girala and Sipasarubali in the west of the city as well as Samagara and Baliguali at the east end. Sub-collector Bhabataran Sahu and other revenue staff accompanied the team. Collector Samarth Verma said the team has approved the land in Girala and will hold talks with the government in this regard.
For the unknown, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 1, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called for the creation of an international airport, named Lord Jagannath, in Puri.