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OYO CEO Meets CM Naveen, Asserts To Bring More Jobs In Odisha

16 January 2020

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: OYO is planning to bring more jobs in Odisha, said founder and CEO of the Indian hotel chain, Ritesh Agarwal, who happens to be a native of Titlagarh.

Speaking to the media after paying a courtesy call on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Lok Seva Bhawan, Ritesh said that investments in Odisha are at a continuous rise. OYO has already 7500 rooms in the State and it is actively considering to keep investing in hotels, hostels and homes.

"Last year OYO served hundreds of thousands of customers in Odisha, brought 5000 jobs and we will bring more jobs to the State of Odisha. We are very thankful to the State of Odisha, as my home state, to continue to be one of the States which inspires and excites more young people to become entrepreneurs," he added.

Speaking about the heritage corridor at Puri, Ritesh said that the pilgrim city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. People across the world visit Puri for various purposes including normal holidaying and religious tourism. The infrastructure at Puri is developing and he is very excited about the opportunities lying ahead.

"It is the absolute commitment of OYO to create national and worldwide jobs. OYO has already created within India hundreds of thousands of jobs by the hotels it operates. Of course OYO is evolving its strategies and some decisions may be taken in interest of the company with change in strategies but we are committed to continue to bring hundreds of thousands of more jobs for India and thousands of jobs for Odisha," said Ritesh.

Ritesh Agarwal, CEO, OYO