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Friday, 04 September, 2020, 15 : 00 PM [IST]

Development of Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand to be completed soon

Airports Authority of India (AAI), in collaboration with the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and State Government is developing the Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand, reports The Pioneer. The development of airport with project cost of INR 401.34 crore is underway, and will be completed very soon.  

The airport will spread across 653.75 acres of land and its Terminal Building is being built in an area of 4,000 sq meter. With a 2,500-meter-long runway, the airport will be suitable for operation of Air Bus 320 type of aircraft.The terminal building will have six check-in counters and two arrival belts with peak hour handling capacity of 200 passengers.  With environment-friendly architectural design and state-of-the-art passenger facilities, the terminal building will be a composite structure inspired by the Shikhars of the Baidyanath Temple. 

The interiors will depict local tribal arts, handicrafts, and pictures of local tourist destinations highlighting the culture of the region.  Deoghar Airport, the second airport in Jharkhand after Ranchi, a six-hour drive aw^ay, is situated on the North Eastern side of the state and will have a wide catchment area including Northern West Bengal and South-Eastern Bihar. Development of this airport will give an impetus to local tourism and will generate employment as large part of the local population depends on tourism for its livelihood. (Source: The Pioneer)

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