Odisha to get its second Airport Tomorrow
PM to inaugurate Jharsuguda Airport, lay foundation stone for Talcher Fertilizer plant
New Delhi : Odisha will get its second Airport as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Jharsuguda Airport tomorrow. This airport will bring western Odisha on the aviation map of India, and facilitate regional air connectivity through the UDAN scheme.
Currently the state has only one commercial airport- the Biju Pattnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.
The Prime Minister will also unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work for the revival of Talcher Fertilizer Plant. This is the first plant in India which will have a coal gasification-based fertilizer unit. In addition to fertilizer, this plant will produce natural gas, thereby contributing to the country’s energy requirements.
Modi will dedicate the Garjanbahal coal mines, and the Jharsuguda-Barapali-Sardega rail link to the nation. He shall also unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of coal production and transportation from Dulanga coal mines.
The Prime Minister will then arrive in JanjgirChampa, in Chhattisgarh. He will visit an exhibition on traditional handloom and agriculture. He will lay the foundation stone for national highway projects, and the Pendra-Anuppur 3rd railway line.