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Air Odisha plans flight service to Angul, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, and Jeypore

jharsuguda-airportA regional airline has proposed to start flight service to small and industrial towns of Jharsuguda, Angul, Rourkela and Jeypore within Odisha.

“Air Odisha Aviation Pvt Ltd has expressed its interest to operate flights from Bhubaneswar to different parts of the state such as Jharsuguda, Angul, Rourkela and Jeypore from this month,” Sharad Kumar, director Bhubaneswar Airport said.

Stating that the work for the Jharsuguda airport will begin from December this year, Kumar said it is likely to be completed within two years. Jharsuguda would be the second commercial airport in the state of Odisha, he said.

Go Air will be operating four daily flights – two flights to New Delhi and one each to Mumbai and Kolkata from the Biju Patnaik domestic airport from the October 26, Kumar said.

He also informed that the preparations are on for starting flights from Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru by another airline operator ATC Airways by February next year.

Presently, 32 flights to eight different destinations are operating from the airport here.

Shop burgled of items worth 50K

Jharsuguda : Some unidentified miscreants, today had broke into Utkal Variety Store situated opposite to Gujarati M.E. School and burgled items worth Rs. 50,000 in the wee hours of Monday.

As per the police officials, the burglars had first made a hole from the back side of the wall and entered inside the shop and had taken away one Motor Pump, Ball Bearings, Brass and SS Items along with cash of Rs. 2800, altogether around items worth Rs. 50,000 had been stolen.

Nirmal Mahapatra had reached the spot along with the Forensic experts and dog squads were also called in for the investigation.

Global grinding start-ups

Christian Pfeiffer mill at JizanICR seeks out the locations of the new finish-grinding plants and proposed new grinding station projects around the world. Large projects coming on-stream this year include Saudi Cement’s new Jizan plant, Sephaku Cement’s 1.4Mta Delmas grinding unit in South Africa and UltraTech’s 1.6Mta expansion at Jharsuguda, India.

The need to build grinding plants does not seem to be slowing as producers see this as an opportune way to enter new markets on a permanent footing, especially after importing into the region. It is the next step and a natural progression to distributing larger amounts of cement at a more competitive price.

While grinding plants can be quicker to set up than integrated facilities they still require environmental assessments and licences, and usually take 18 months or more to be established from the moment construction begins. However, capital expenditure for such a unit is far lower than for an integrated plant.