Odisha plans to introduce e-Visa facility at Bhubaneswar International Airport
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 12-Jul-2017

Bhubaneswar, July 12: Odisha will soon to get e-Visa facility at Biju Patnaik International Airport which will help facilitate the travel of arriving tourists. Internet connectivity at airports will help boost hassle-free connectivity among the citizens.

Odisha government has urged the Centre for the introduction of the e-Visa facility at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. In a letter to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged for the introduction of e-Visa to facilitate the travel of arriving tourists.

“In order to facilitate the travel of arriving tourists, it is requested that e-Visa facility may be introduced for Bhubaneswar airport for the citizens of the eligible nations, which would encourage people from the countries connected by the recently launched international connectivity,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote in the letter.

We have already entered into the MoU with Air Asia in which the state government is providing viability gap funding for the international carrier for its operations from Bhubaneswar,” he added.

CM Patnaik said there has been an extremely good response to this international connectivity with the Indian citizens travelling abroad through Bhubaneswar. “Besides, a sizable number of foreign arrivals have also been noticed,” Patnaik said in a letter to the Home Minister.