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Bi-weekly direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Surat in Gujarat will commence from January 20

Bhubaneswar: 26/11/19:Bi-weekly direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Surat in Gujarat will commence from January 20 next year, officials said.

In a letter to the director of Biju Patnaik International Airport here, Air India authorities proposed to commence flight operations between Bhubaneswar and Surat from January 20, airport officials said.

The national carrier will operate on the Bangalore- Surat-Bhubaneswar and Bangalore-Bhubaneswar-Surat routes, they said.

The flight will depart Bangalore at 6.10 am and land at Bhubaneswar at 8.10 am every Monday and Thursday, the officials said.

After a half-an-hour halt at Bhubaneswar, the flight will commence its onward journey to Surat at 8.40 am and land there at 10.40 am, they said.

The return flight will depart Bangalore airport at 6.10 am and reach Surat at 8 am every Friday and Sunday, the officials said.

From there, it will leave for Bhubaneswar at 8.30 am and arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport at 10.30 am, the airport officials said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik thanked Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for the Centre’s move.

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi tweeted, “Congratulations to all our Odia friends in Bhubaneswar and Surat. Finally, we have Bhubaneswar-Surat flight w.e.f. 20th January, 2020.

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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