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Union Minister Scindia Inaugurates Utkela Airport

Published on September 04, 2023
Current Context: On August 31, 2023, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia along with Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation Gen. Vijay Kumar Singh inaugurated Utkela Airport and a direct flight between Utkela and Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
Union Minister Scindia Inaugurates Utkela Airport
  • Utkela Airport is owned by the Government of Odisha and has been developed as a regional airport under the UDAN scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, at a cost of Rs 31.07 crore.
  • Utkela Airport has a runway of length 917 meters with a width of 30 meters. With the addition of Utkela Airport, Odisha now has five airports.
  • The newly inaugurated Utkela-Bhubaneswar flight route will enhance regional air connectivity and play an important role in the economic development of the region. The operator IndiaOne will run flights on this route using 9-seater Cessna C-208 aircraft sanctioned under the UDAN scheme.


Q.1 Who inaugurated Utkela Airport and the direct flight between Utkela and Bhubaneswar in Odisha?
a. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah
b. Jyotiraditya M Scindia and Gen. Vijay Kumar Singh
c. Naveen Patnaik and Dharmendra Pradhan
d. Nitin Gadkari and Hardeep Singh Puri
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