Centre responds positively to Odisha’s demand for Puri Airport

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Suri replies to Rajya Sabha MP Sujeet Kumar.

TNI Bureau: In a reply to Rajya Sabha MP Sujeet Kumar‘s question regarding Centre’s stand on Odisha Government’s demand for an International Airport in Puri, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has revealed that government has taken necessary steps and also asked the AAI to conduct a pre-feasibility study.

Puri cited the letter of CM Naveen Patnaik in January 2021, which requested for establishing an International Airport in Puri for which the State Government has identified land close to Puri Town.

A meeting was held between Secretary (Civil Aviation) and officials of Odisha Government, Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on January 12, 2021 – 11 days after the demand made by Odisha CM.

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The AAI has been asked to conduct a pre-feasibility study of the site based on the data provided by the State Government.

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