Deogarh airport: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 657-acre Deoghar airport, constructed at a cost of Rs 401 crore. He also flagged off the Deoghar-Kolkata IndiGo flight from the new airport. With the inauguration of the second airport in Jharkhand, flights will now reportedly link Ranchi, Patna, and Delhi. After Ranchi and Deoghar, airports will also be set up in Bokaro, Jamshedpur and Dumka.
The Deoghar airport has a 2,500-metre-long runway, which can handle the landing and takeoff of Airbus A320 planes. PM Modi had laid the foundation stone of Deoghar airport on May 25, 2018.
"We had long been nurturing the dream of Deoghar airport. It will boost employment and create new opportunities. I congratulate the citizens of Jharkhand. The new projects will also benefit Bihar and West Bengal,” the PM said.
The prime minister laid foundation and inaugurated projects worth Rs 16,800 crore, including a 657-acre airport built at a cost of Rs 401 crore.
He flagged off a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight from the Deoghar airport to mark the inauguration of Jharkhand’s second airport after Ranchi.