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Odisha government requests night landing at Rourkela airport


oi-Foziya Khan


Published: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 21:26 [IST]

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 – The state government on Wednesday urged the Center to take necessary steps for setting up night landing facilities at Rourkela airport ahead of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. In a letter to Union Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra has said. Night landing facilities are required at the airport for flight operations after sunset.


Appreciating the steps being taken at the ministry level to make Rourkela airport operational at the earliest, he said, the airport has been licensed for category 2B with day operations as per visual flight rules (VFR). In view of the tournament, steps are being taken for early completion of the upgradation work to 2C category to commence commercial flight operations under RCS-UDAN. “To make it fully operational there is a need for night landing facility at the airport.

SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) and AAI signed a new MoU for operation and management of the airport for commercial use under the UDAN scheme on 28 October to participate in the UDAN scheme for UDAN services. . Commercial flight operations from the airport are expected to begin from December 5. Alliance Air has emerged as the operator for Rourkela-Bhubaneswar route and talks are on with other airlines for Rourkela-Kolkata route.

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Odisha government requests night landing at Rourkela airport

Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 21:26 [IST]

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