Prabasi Odia Organisations Express Gratitude to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik for Bhubaneswar-Pune Flight Services
Bhubaneswar: Several non-resident Odia organisations from across the country have expressed their gratitude to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for facilitating direct flight operation between Bhubaneswar and Pune.
In order to enhance air connectivity into Odisha, the Chief Minister announced to provide financial support for AirAsia’s direct flight operation between the cities.
A large number of Prabasi Odia organisations in Maharashtra, including Pune-based Spread Happiness Foundation and Utkal Samaj have welcomed the historic move of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Apart from enhance air connectivity, the flight services will also go a long way in promoting of art, culture and tourism of both the states, they said.
The direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Pune has become possible following the intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
During his visit to Pune, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had assured the Odia community that he would personally initiate steps for introduction of direct flight between these two places. Subsequently, the Chief Minister urged the Centre to start direct flight between the two cities.
Many academicians and IT professionals frequently visit both the places. Besides, tourists from Pune undertake journey to various places like Puri, Konark and Chilka while the people of Odisha visit Shirdi, Mahabaleswar, Trimbakeswar near Pune, Naveen informed the Union Civil Aviation Ministry earlier.
Naveen said since there was no direct flight between the two cities, passengers have to take flight via Hyderabad or Mumbai which is costlier and time consuming.
Following the intervention of Naveen Patnaik, the long-standing dream of people of Odisha has become the reality.