PM likely to inaugurate Jharsuguda airport on July 5

Boeing-737 flight made its first trial landing at Jharsuguda airport

Jharsuguda: Ahead of the inauguration of Jharsuguda airport, a Boeing-737 flight of the Indian Air Force made its first trial landing at the airport on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Jharsuguda airport on September 22.

This has charged up the atmosphere here as the administration was found on its toes making all arrangements for the Prime Minister’s visit.

The business class Boeing-737 flight made its first trial landing at 1 pm at the airport. One or more landings might take place before September 22, said airport sources.

The officials boarding the flight got down at the airport and reviewed the infrastructural provisions at the airport for about half an hour, said sources.

Later, the flight took off for its destination at 1.40 pm, airport director SK Chouhan said.

The landing was quite successful without any glitch, he added.

The state government has made all arrangements for the operation of Jharsuguda airport.