Bhubaneswar Gets Jaipur Connectivity; Goa Direct Flight On The Cards

Indigo, one of the largest domestic flight operators in India, has added a new route from Bhubaneswar. The private operator is set to commence non-stop flights from Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport to Jaipur International Airport in Rajasthan from November 2 this year. The distance of almost 1,700 kilometres shall be covered in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes.

The Odisha government has been demanding Bhubaneswar-Jaipur direct flights to attract tourists to the eastern state. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had on September 17 written to Scindia, seeking his intervention to commence flight services between the two cities.

Pradhan released correspondence between him and Scindia to inform about the connectivity between the Temple City Bhubaneswar and Pink city Jaipur. It is expected to boost tourism in both states.

“I hope that the connectivity between Temple City, Bhubaneswar and Pink City, Jaipur would not only enhance tourist footfall but would also provide a boost to economic activities in both the states,” Scindia said.

Meanwhile, Bhubaneswar is also expected to get direct flights to Goa soon. The Bhubaneswar-Goa route is expected to commence from December 1. The Odisha Government has extended the initial incentive to IndiGo for the commencement of the sector.

Notably, people of western Odisha have demanded that the flights be routed via VSS airport Jharsuguda. Since Jharsuguda is a centrally located place, people from western Odisha, neighbouring Raigarh, Saria, Basana area of Chhattisgarh, parts of Jharkhand are now travelling from this airport. And hence, upgrading it with more flights to different parts of the country will be financially beneficial for both the ministry and the concerned airlines.

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