November 24, 2020

Odisha okays proposal for new airport

Sources : www.thehindubusinessline.com

Date : Sep 12th 2018

The Odisha government has accorded in-principle approval for setting up a commercial airport near Dhamra port in Bhadrak district.

The approval was given at a meeting presided over by Chief Secretary AP Padhi on Tuesday, an official said.

The Dhamara Port Company Ltd (DPCL), run by the Adani Group, had earlier proposed to set up the airport to boost commercial activities near its port. Accepting the DPCL’s proposal, the State had sought a detailed project report (DPR).

Meanwhile, the Bhadrak district administration has acquired some land for the proposed airport and for setting up a port-based industrial park.

Reviewing the development, Padhi directed the port authorities to set up an ultra-modern community health centre at Dhamra for the health requirement of the local community.

With a target to set up an industrial park at Dhamra, Padhi also asked the works department to finalise the tender process for widening of Jamujhadi-Dhamara road and finish the work within 15 days.

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