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International flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai: ticket sales started on the day of Utkal Diwas.

 Bhubaneswar: 1/4/23:: Ahead of the launch of a much awaited direct international flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai, ticket sales started today from 1st April, on the day of Utkal Diwas.

The maiden international flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai will take off from Biju Patnaik International Airport on 15th of May.

Launching the ticket sales at Naveen Niwas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said: “Connectivity is key to development and it has been a focus area of our government.

Direct connectivity with Dubai which is one of the biggest aviation hubs will open up a direct gateway to the world. Not only it will provide seamless connectivity but also it will have a huge multiplier effect on investment in Odisha in sectors like IT, manufacturing and tourism. This is the aspiration of New Odisha and I am very happy to open ticket sales for the Dubai Flight”.

The CM handed over the first eight tickets to Mission Shakti women, sportspersons, tribal leaders, Skilled in Odisha students and artists.

They are Sundargarh SDC Chairperson Binay Kumar Toppo, keonjhar SDC Chairperson Laxmi Nayak, Koraput DLF President Jyotirekha Chetty, Sand Artist Sudarshan Patnaik, Footballer Anuradha Biswal, Shooter Shriyanka Sadangi, Balaram Rout from Jajpur Govt Polytechnic and Himansu Sahoo from Rourkela Govt ITI.

While attending Make In Odisha Conclave in Dubai, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik had assured the investor community and Odia diaspora that direct flight will commence to ease travel from Middle East.

The CM had also given approval to completely fund the flight operations.

Dubai being one of the biggest travel hubs, commencement of direct flight connectivity will open up new avenues for investment, trade and tourism.

It will also offer a convenient option for leisure travelers from across the world, looking to visit Odisha.

Further within 2 weeks of the launch of direct flight to Dubai, international flight operations will commence to Singapore and Bangkok realizing Odisha’s vision to become the gateway to the East. Direct connectivity to aviation hubs like Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok will give a huge boost to connectivity facilitating travel for investor communities, tourists as well as seamless and economic travel option to Odia people working in these regions.

Indigo Airlines has recently won the bid to operate direct flights to these three important gateways. As per the agreement, Indigo Airlines will operate direct flight from Biju Patnaik International Airport thrice a week. Inaugural ticket prices have been set to begin at ₹10,000 per single side journey and ₹20,000 for round trip. Each flight will have this subsidised tickets on first come first serve basis.

The CM said a larger delegation from the state will go on first flight to Dubai.

CM thanked Govt of India especially Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia for providing all facilitation services for the flight operations.

Minister Tukuni Sahoo was also present. Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian coordinated the program. Principal Secretary smt Usha Padhee briefed the CM about the flight operation .

Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner and other senior officers of State govt, Airport Authority officers, Indigo Officials were present

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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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