Jharsuguda : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik will share the dais on coming 22nd September at Jharsuguda. They will be present together to mark the inauguration of Jharsuguda Airport. In this function, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce the name of the Jharsuguda airport on Western Odisha’s iconic freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.
On Monday, both Central Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Central Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram,BJP National Secretary Suresh Pujari, Brajrajnagar MLA Radha Rani Panda had visited Jharsuguda airport and Public meeting place at Amlipali and had reviewed the preparatory arrangements for the function.
While speaking to the media, Pradhan said, ” Jharsuguda, a railway Junction is now going to become an air junction, which will be beneficial for the people of all the three states Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
Initially, Air Odisha flights will commence its operation under RCS (regional connectivity scheme) Udaan Scheme, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik, for Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi.
On 22nd September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gift six big developmental projects to the people of Odisha, which includes Inauguration Talcher Fertilizer Plant, Inauguration of Jharsuguda Airport, Flagging of Flight under Udaan Scheme, Inauguration of Jharsuguda – Sardega (present in Sundargarh District) railway line and the inauguration of two MCL mines.
In this function, Odisha’s Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Central Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, Central Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister Anant Kumar will also be present.
Sources said that Central Government is strongly considering to name the Jharsuguda Airport, after the Iconic Freedom Fighter, Veer Surendra Sai, who was born at Khinda Village, which is nearly 25 km from Jharsuguda, had sacrificed his life fighting against the British.
Even Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had also urged the Center for naming the Jharsuguda Airport after the freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.