SAIL, AAI ink pact allowing commercial flights at Rourkela
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SAIL, AAI ink pact allowing commercial flights at Rourkela

The Steel Authority of India Ltd has entered into a pact with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for facilitating the start of commercial flights from Rourkela in Odisha. Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL, has signed the operation and management contract with AAI.

The public sector enterprise had in 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding for the use of its own airport, under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN, for operation of commercial flights.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has given financial support for the upgradate of this airport. The Odisha government will deliver security, fire and ambulance services, besides assisting with other local clearances.

AAI, on behalf of SAIL - Rourkela Steel Plant, will operate and manage the airport.

The start of operations at Rourkela, Bokaro and Burnpur airports under UDAN would benefit the citizens of these cities through better connectivity and also speed up the development of the region.

See also:
PM to inaugurate Arunachal’s first airport on October 30
Land acquisition for Bihar's Darbhanga runway expansion complete


The Steel Authority of India Ltd has entered into a pact with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for facilitating the start of commercial flights from Rourkela in Odisha. Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL, has signed the operation and management contract with AAI. The public sector enterprise had in 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding for the use of its own airport, under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN, for operation of commercial flights. The Civil Aviation Ministry has given financial support for the upgradate of this airport. The Odisha government will deliver security, fire and ambulance services, besides assisting with other local clearances. AAI, on behalf of SAIL - Rourkela Steel Plant, will operate and manage the airport. The start of operations at Rourkela, Bokaro and Burnpur airports under UDAN would benefit the citizens of these cities through better connectivity and also speed up the development of the region.See also: PM to inaugurate Arunachal’s first airport on October 30 Land acquisition for Bihar's Darbhanga runway expansion complete

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