Under the 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' (UDAN) scheme, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for a direct flight between Odisha's Jharsuguda and Mumbai.
Pradhan sought Puri's personal intervention for a direct flight service between Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda and Mumbai.
"The SpiceJet has commenced air operations from Jharsuguda with a direct flight to New Delhi. The route has been a great commercial success and has also massively benefitted the people of western Odisha, who can now fly directly to the national capital," said the Minister.
"However, there is a lack of direct air connectivity between western Odisha and India's commercial capital Mumbai. It is understood that there is a strong demand from commuters for a direct flight between Jharsuguda and Mumbai," said Pradhan.