Bhubaneswar:Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate Odisha’s second airport at Jharsuguda on September 22.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said the Prime Minister will arrive at the Jharsuguda Airport in a special aircraft from New Delhi on September 22 and dedicate the airport to the people of Odisha and the nation.

The airport has been constructed over an area of 909.22 acres at a cost of Rs 175 crore, of which the Odisha government has spent Rs 50 crore.

PM Modi to dedicate a new railway line of the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) between Jharsuguda and Sardega in Sundergarh district. The railway line has been constructed at a cost of Rs 1044 crore to evacuate 100 million tonnes of coal from Basundhara Area of MCL in Hemgir block.Apart from this, the Prime Minister will also dedicate two new coal mines in Sundergarh district.The Prime Minister will then leave for Talcher in an Indian Air Force helicopter where he will lay the foundation stone for the renovation of the Talcher Fertiliser plant.

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has also provided the 4C licence for operation of bigger flights like B-767 and A-320 from this airport.

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