Bhubnaeswar: With the ministry of civil aviation granting necessary NOC (no objection certificate) for operation of non-scheduled air transport service, the Odisha government have given permission to start air service from September, official sources said.
The ministry has granted NOC for operation of Non Scheduled Air Transport Services both intra state and interstate, chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik said.
The vision of the state government is to establish air connectivity to different places, he added.
In a recent meeting with Air Odisha MD P K Pani, the state government said that it wanted air connectivity to different industrial hubs.
The state government suggested Air Odisha to connect Bhubnaeswar-Rourkela-Calcutta, Bhubaneswar-Jharsuguda- Kolkata and Bhuabaneswar-Vizag-Raipur.
They have also been asked to connect Koraput, Jharsuguda and Angul form Bhubaneswar, an official said adding that it has been proposed to start the operation initially with 10 seater aircraft which later phases could be developed to 19 seater as per demands.
The Air connectivity to Siridi and Tirupati has also been planned to start by Winter of current year.
The air service will be operated as per directives of Director General of Civil Aviation, Patnaik said.