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Odisha CM asks Centre to rename Jharsuguda airport

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Wednesday once against requested the central government to rename the airport after eminent freedom fighter Veer

In a letter to Suresh Prabhu, the also sought introduction of commercial flights to airport.

"I would like to reiterate the request that the may consider naming the Airport as 'Veer Airport, Jharsuguda' which would be a befitting tribute to the legendary son of the soil," said

Earlier, the in July had denied naming the airport after the freedom fighter stating that there was no resolution from the state Assembly.

It had said that as a general practice requests for naming/renaming of airports are considered based on the recommendations of the concerned state supported by a resolution passed in the

will inaugurate the Jharsuguda airport on September 22.

The also suggested that one of the flights from to may be routed through Jharsuguda.

"You might be aware that Jharsuguda is located strategically in an industrial and belt of Keeping in view the growing importance of this city in western Odisha, I would request you to kindly consider introduction of commercial flights to Jharsuguda," said

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 15:22 IST
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