Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Deoghar airport awaits inauguration

The airport will be the second one of international standards in Jharkhand, after the Birsa Munda international airport in Ranchi

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The newly-built Deoghar International Airport will be inaugurated on July 12 by the Prime Minister, PTI quoted officials. Two flight run trials have been held successfully at the airport.

When it becomes operational, the airport will be the second one of international standards in Jharkhand, after the Birsa Munda international airport in Ranchi.

Civil aviation secretary Rajiv Bansal, Airport Authority of India Chairman Sanjeev Kumar, Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, state Director General of Police Neeraj Sinha and other top officers took stock of the completed and ongoing works in the airport premises recently.  The terminal building, ATC tower, fire station, power station, approach road, the runway of Deoghar airport besides other facilities were also inspected, according to an official release.

The design of the terminal building is inspired by the spire of the Baba Baidyanath temple in the state. Local tribal art, handicrafts and photographs of local tourist spots are displayed inside the airport which reflect the culture of the region

The airport has been built on 657 acres at a cost of INR 401 crore with a 2500m-long runway that can handle landing and takeoff of A320 planes. It has a 5,130 square feet terminal building with six check-in counters that can handle 200 passengers at a time. The airport’s design is eco-friendly and it is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities, it said.

The design of the terminal building is inspired by the spire of the Baba Baidyanath temple in the state. Local tribal art, handicrafts and photographs of local tourist spots are displayed inside the airport which reflect the culture of the region, the release added.

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