Bhubaneswar-Surat direct flights soon
Bhubaneswar: Good news for air travellers particularly from Odisha. The long-standing demand of direct flight connectivity to Surat from Bhubaneswar will become a reality soon.
The information was shared by Member of Parliament from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi through a Twitter post today.
Sarangi along with Surat MP Darshana Jardosh met Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today and submitted a proposal for direct flights between the two cities.
“We both requested him for direct flight connectivity between Surat and Bhubaneswar. Good news that the flights would start twice a week very soon,” tweeted Sarangi.
Met Sri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister, Civil Aviation, alongwith Hon’ble MP, Surat today. We both requested him for a direct flight between Surat and Bhubaneswar. Good news that the flight would start twice a week very soon. Felt happy with the outcome of the meeting. pic.twitter.com/sGHcxfdxje
— Aparajita Sarangi (@AprajitaSarangi) July 22, 2019
Last year, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had also urged the Civil Aviation ministry to introduce direct flight services between Odisha’s capital city and Surat citing that a sizeable population of non-resident Odias reside in Gujarat.
In a letter to the then Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, Patnaik had highlighted that lakhs of Odias, who have settled and are engaged in Surat, face a lot of difficulties while travelling since there is no direct air connectivity between the two cities.