Indian Air Force awards NOC to Bihar government for Darbhanga airport expansion
Work on the expansion of Darbhanga airport is expected to begin shortly after the Indian Air Force (IAF) issues a certificate of no objection (NOC) to the government of Bihar to acquire land adjoining the IAF station. Confirming the development, the State Minister of Water Resources Sanjay Kumar Jha posted the NOC received from the IAF Group Captain and Station Commander Tushar Agrawal on social media.
âWe are extremely pleased that the IAF has handed over the certificate of no objection to the state government. The government of Bihar will soon begin the process of acquiring land to build an airport terminal and other essential facilities to accommodate passengers, âJha said.
In accordance with the NOC, the acquisition of 78 acres of civilian land in two pockets of Darbhanga Airport outside the IAF station has been deliberated at the appropriate level.
The process of state land acquisition can be started, he said.
Due to the unavailability of land, Darbhanga Airport does not have appropriate parking. Once the 78 acres of land is acquired, the parking problems will end at the airport. Currently, several passengers park their vehicles on adjacent roads before entering the terminal.
Darbhanga Airport is close to the Chinese border and it is 1.5 times larger than Jayprakash Narayan International Airport in Patna.
It is the only airport in northern Bihar to welcome passengers from the neighboring regions of Sitamadhi, Sheohar, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, East Champaran and West Champaran.
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