Odisha gives nod to new airport

An in-principle approval for setting up a commercial airport near Dhamra port in Bhadrak district has been given by the state government of Odisha.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Secretary AP Padhi.

According to a PTI report, Dhamara Port Company Ltd (DPCL), run by the Adani Group, had earlier proposed to set up the airport to boost commercial activities near its port. Accepting the DPCL’s proposal, the State had sought a detailed project report (DPR).

In the meantime, the Bhadrak district administration has acquired some land for the proposed airport and for setting up a port-based industrial park, it said.

After reviewing the development, Padhi directed the port authorities to set up an ultra-modern community health centre at Dhamra for the health requirement of the local community.

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