The services launched under the Udan regional connectivity scheme of the central government were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing, Air Odisha said in a release.
With Jagdalpur now connected by air from capital city Raipur, the travel distance between the two cities gets reduced to 40 minutes, against 15 hours by a train or six to seven hours by a road journey, the release added.
The airfare for a single-way journey has been kept at Rs 1,670, which is in line with the Rs 2,500 ticket price fixed for a one-hour journey under the Udan scheme.
Ahmedabad-based GSEC and Monarch Networth Capital had acquired majority stake in Air Odisha last year.
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