PM Modi Inaugurated Deoghar Airport at Jharkhand today
The prime minister laid the foundation of a 657-acre airport constructed 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. Modi was given a rousing welcome by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, on arrival to the state and many more others. He tweeted, “Newly constructed Deoghar Airport is dedicated to Baba Baidyanath. With the construction of the airport, devotees can easily reach Baba Baidyanath Dham. Also, the airport will give new dimensions to regional economic development and employment generation.”
The Deoghar airport will reduce the distance between Kolkata to Deoghar from 7.5 hours to 75 minutes.
Prior to 2014, India had 74 airports in India but in 7 years, 66 new airports have been established taking the total to 140 airports, including heliports and water domes, as of April 2022. Under the UDAN scheme, more than 420 routes are conceptualized as of June 2022. More than 1.79 lakh flights have flown under this scheme and have benefited several sectors pan-India including hilly states, the north-eastern region, and islands.
National Desk, Ne India News