Darbhanga MP meets with Minister of Civil Aviation Scindia for airport expansion

Darbhanga Gopal MP Jee Thakur was accompanied by Madhubani MP Ashok Yadav for the meeting with Jyotiraditya Scindia in Delhi

By Bishnu K Jha

UPDATED JUL 21, 2021 10:48 AM IST

Darbhanga (Bihar) MP Gopal Jee Thakur asked Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to inspect Darbhanga Airport, which became operational on November 8 last year.

He also urged the minister to expand the terminal, increase the number of officers and staff at the airport in addition to providing electric vehicle facilities for the movement of passengers from the main entrance to the terminal.

Thakur, accompanied by Madhubani MP Ashok Yadav, met Scindia on Tuesday. MEPs urged the minister to speed up the process of renaming Darbhanga airport in honor of the legendary Maithili poet Maha Kavi Vidyapati.

The MP called on Scindia to ensure the acquisition of 78 acres of land at the earliest for the development of Darbhanga airport so that the facilities for passengers can be expanded. He also raised the issue of building passenger shades from the airport main entrance to the terminal, promptly completing the runway surfacing and moving nilgai (bluebuck) and other animals. wild animals from the forest area on the premises of the airport.

From a security point of view, Thakur also requested the Minister’s attention to the need to cut off the elevation views of the airport perimeter wall without delay and to appoint the Central Industrial Security Force for the purpose of security. At present, airport security is provided by the Bihar Military Police.

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