Jharsuguda Airport

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Jharsuguda Airport
ଝାରସୁଗୁଡା ବିମାନ ବନ୍ଦର
IATA: NoneICAO: VEJH
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner odisha Government
Location Jharsuguda (India)
Coordinates 21°54′48″N 84°03′01″E / 21.91333°N 84.05028°E / 21.91333; 84.05028Coordinates: 21°54′48″N 84°03′01″E / 21.91333°N 84.05028°E / 21.91333; 84.05028
Map
JSA is located in India
JSA
JSA
Location of airport in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 6,174 1,882 Asphalt

Jharsuguda Airport (IATA: VEJH) is located 5 kilometres north-east of Jharsuguda in western Odisha, India.[1] The airfield was used during World War II by the Allied Forces to counter Japanese advances. After the war and Indian Independence, the airfield was abandoned. Air Odisha launched non-scheduled commercial flights between Rourkela, Jharsuguda and Bhubaneswar on 2 November 2012. Air Odisha launched the experimental flight of a nine-seater aircraft of at Rourkela airport in the evening after being flagged off at Bhubaneswar.[2]

Expansion[edit]

Jharsuguda airport is spread over 909.22 acres. The State Government sanctioned Rs. 50 crore in July 2013 to kick-start the Rs 175-crore airport development project to be jointly executed by the Airports Authority of India(AAI) and the State Government.[3] The AAI needs an additional 275.75 acres to convert it into a full-fledged airport.[4] A 5,500 square metre new terminal building and air traffic control (ATC) tower will also be built.

On 30 July 2014, Odisha government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Airport Authority of India for development of the state's second airport at Jharsuguda.[3]

Jharsuguda Airport, a greenfield project, will be completed by May, 2018.The airport, which will be developed with an investment of `210 crore, will have facility to handle at least 300 passengers per day.The funds will be used on a new modular design passenger terminal, strengthening and extension of the runway (From 1882 metres to 2391 metres), taxiway, new technical block, control tower, fire station, staff quarters and state-of-the-art Communication Navigation Surveillance (CNS) installations.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Odisha Angul, Bhubaneswar, Jeypore, Rourkela, Sambalpur[5]
JAC Air Jamshedpur

References[edit]

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2016/nov/09/jharsuguda-to-spread-wings-by-may-2018-1536562.html

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