Bhubaneswar:22/1/20:Meeting CEOs of different airlines, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik impressed upon operators & GoI to introduce new domestic & international flights to enhance connectivity from Odisha. CM highlighted Odisha’s growth story, it’s techno-savvy diaspora, economic growth & globe-trotting middle class
CM said, there is a sizeable tech-savvy diaspora in US, Middle East, Australia & SE Asia with growing demand for SkilledInOdisha professionals. CM added that introduction of international flights will also provide convenience & comfort to the growing globetrotting middle class.
CM said growing tourist interest in Odisha, rapid growth of sectoral economies and successful hosting of marquee sports events have propelled Brand Odisha, enhancing aspirations of people of Odisha to connect with the rest of the world
CM urged Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India to introduce new connectivity from Odisha to destinations like Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Kochi & Ranchi while highlighting demand for international hubs like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok & Colombo.
CM thanked airline operators and Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India for providing connectivity from Bhubaneswar to destinations like Surat, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Kalaikonda; augmenting connectivity from Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda to destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.