Odisha CM writes Suresh to introduce direct Flight between Bhubaneswar & Surat

ONI Bureau:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to introduce flight services between Bhubaneswar and Surat.

In a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister, Odisha CM said that “You might be aware that lakhs of Odia families have settled in Surat and are engaged in the textile sector there. However, presently there is no direct air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Surat. It takes a lot of time to travel by air between these two cities. During the hours of urgent necessity, Odia people living in Surat face untold difficulties in reaching Odisha in time.”

The letter also mentioned that the “People from both the cities visit places of tourist interest in and around these cities every year. Air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Surat can give rise to tourist inflow in both the places.”

The letter further stated, “I would, therefore, like to request you to impress upon Air India and other private airlines to introduce direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Surat at the earliest.”

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