Under the ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for a direct flight between Odisha’s Jharsuguda and Mumbai.
Pradhan sought Puri’s private intervention for a direct flight service between Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda and Mumbai.
“The SpiceJet has commenced air operations from Jharsuguda with a direct flight to New Delhi. The route has been a great commercial success and has also massively benefitted the people of western Odisha, who can now fly directly to the national capital,” stated the Minister.
Besides, SpiceJet has additionally launched flights to Hyderabad and Kolkata from Jharsuguda which is giving extra connectivity for passengers travelling to the northeast and southern a part of the nation.
“However, there is a lack of direct air connectivity between western Odisha and India’s commercial capital Mumbai. It is understood that there is a strong demand from commuters for a direct flight between Jharsuguda and Mumbai,” stated Pradhan.