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Directorate General of Civil Aviation granted the 4C licence to Jharsuguda Airport

Bhubaneswar:31/7/18: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday granted the 4C licence to Jharsuguda Airport.

It is the second functional airport in Odisha after Biju Patnik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.

According to sources, the Jharsugada airport has secured 4C licence making it eligible for landing and take-off of bigger aircraft like the A-320 airbus.

The airport had already got category 2B licence in May this year, qualifying it for flight operations.

Recently, the DGCA team, led by Mumbai-based Deputy Director S Saxena and a team of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), had conducted separate inspections of ancillary facilities and security measures at the airport.

The airport is also equipped with an ATS tower, a runway of the required length and electrification, emergency health and other associated facilities.

The airport has been built on an area of 909.22 acres at a cost of Rs 175 crore of which the state government has chipped in with Rs 50 crore.

It is capable of handling A320 Airbus with a maximum capacity of 180 passengers.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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