ONI Bureau: A few days after he received the ‘Adarsh Mukhyamantri Puraskar’ at the 8th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad by MIT School of Government in Pune, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, seeking direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Pune.
“Bhubaneswar and Pune share a long standing relationship, being two prominent educational and IT hubs of the country. Many Academicians & IT Professionals frequently visit both the places,” the CM wrote.
The CM also wrote that tourists from Pune visit places like Puri, Konark, Chilika neat Bhubaneswar while people of Odisha visit Shirdi, Mahabaleswar and Trimbakeswar near Pune.
“Since there is no direct flight between these cities, the passengers take flight via Hyderabad or Mumbai, which is costlier as well as time consuming. I seek your personal intervention for introduction of direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Pune by Air India or any other private airline at the earliest,” Naveen wrote.