Bhubaneswar:8/12/17; Odisha government has begun the process of constructing a new airport on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. A meeting in this regard was held in the State Secretariat today.
During discussions in presence of Ministry of Civil Aviation’s joint secretary Usha Padhi and Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi among others, the Khurda district administration informed that land at Malipada, Jankia, Tangiapada and Badasahi in the district have been identified for establishment of the airport. The Airports Authority of India (AAI), who will decide the spot after a tour of the area, was also apprised of the land.
“We had conducted raids at few petrol pumps in Western Odisha after getting inputs. Now with 3 oil companies and the technical experts providing such equipments, we will conduct rampant checking of all the petrol pumps in Odisha,” said Minister Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Welfare, Surya Narayan Patro.