Rourkela, : Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with 5T Secretary V K Pandian visited Rourkela to review preparations for Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 at Birsha Munda International Hockey Stadium.
After reviewing the preparations, the Chief Secretary said Rourkela Airport will become operational within 1-2 days.
“We inspected the stadium and the airport. The work for the airstrip has been completed. We also visited the terminal building. Inspection by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is over. We expect to get license for the airstrip within 1-2 days,” he said.
Alliance Air airline will provide flight services at the airport initially.
“We have also booked charter flight for transporting hockey players to and from Bhubaneswar,” he said.
The Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held from 13th January to 29th January at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.