In the context of making air travel affordable for the common man through the UDAN scheme, the Indian Prime Minister noted that the benefits of the efforts of the government were visible across the country
Prime Ministeri Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various developmental projects worth more than Rs 16,800 crores in Deoghar on July 12, 2022. The Governor of Jharkhand, Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, State ministers and people’s representatives were among those present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that with the blessings of Baba Baidyanath, projects worth more than Rs 16,000 crore had been inaugurated and the foundation stone had been laid. These were going to give a huge impetus to Jharkhand’s modern connectivity, energy, health, faith and tourism.
“About 70 new locations had been added through airports, heliports and water aerodromes in the last 5-6 years under the UDAN scheme. Today, ordinary citizens were getting the facility of air travel on more than 400 new routes.”
— PM Modi
The Prime Minister said that Jharkhand was getting its second airport. This would lead to tremendous ease for devotees of Baba Baidyanath. In the context of making air travel affordable for the common man through the UDAN scheme, the Prime Minister noted that the benefits of the efforts of the government were visible across the country.
About 70 new locations had been added through airports, heliports and water aerodromes in the last 5-6 years under the UDAN scheme. Today, ordinary citizens were getting the facility of air travel on more than 400 new routes. More than 1 crore people had experienced very affordable air travel, many for the first time. The Prime Minister expressed happiness that the flight from Deoghar to Kolkata had started and flights for Ranchi, Delhi and Patna would start soon. Work is on for airports in Bokaro and Dumka, he said.
The Prime Minister said along with connectivity, the central government was also focusing on the creation of facilities at important places related to faith and spirituality in the country. Modern facilities had also been expanded in Baba Baidyanath Dham under the PRASAD scheme.
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