Prime Minister inaugurates Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated the 657-acre, INR 401 crore Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand. The airport’s runway, which is 2,500 metres long, can accommodate the landing and take off of Airbus A320 aircraft. Modi laid the foundation stone of Deoghar airport on May 25, 2018.
The new Deoghar airport is expected to increase connectivity in the region.
According to earlier statements made by officials, the airport is prepared to begin operations after two successful flight run trials.
The airport will offer aviation connectivity to Jharkhand, northern West Bengal, and south-eastern Bihar, and is the second of international standards in Jharkhand after the Birsa Munda international airport in Ranchi.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation earlier tweeted about the newly-built Deoghar airport and has laid emphasis on how it will give a big boost to Baba Baidyanath Dham-centric tourism in the region. “The newly constructed airport at Deoghar is a big boost to Baba Baidyanath Dham-centric tourism in the region. Jharkhand’s second airport after Ranchi will add to the prosperity of the state,” the tweet read. (Source: PTI)