Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik writes to Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu urging him to introduce a direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Surat in Gujarat since a lot of Odia families have settled in Surat; says it will also boost tourist inflow.
“You might be aware that lakhs of Odia families have settled in Surat and are engaged in the textile sector there. However, presently there is no direct air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Surat, Naveen wrote in his letter to the Civil Aviation Minister.
Air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Surat can give rise to tourist inflow to both the places. I would, therefore, like to request you to impress upon Air India and other private airlines to introduce direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Surat at the earliest, he said.