Jharkhand’s Deoghar Airport is ready for domestic flights | Travel

Deoghar, a holy city famous for Baba Baidyanath Dham, one of the twelve jyotirlingas, is ready to be connected to air transport with the new Deoghar Domestic Airport.

The Airports Authority of India has completed the construction of the airport which is ready to start operations soon after the technical formalities of the NOC and testing are completed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The airport will be the second airport in the state after Ranchi. Spread over a vast area of ​​650 acres, the design of the terminal building is inspired by the structure of the Baba Baidyanath temple. Paintings of tribal art, crafts and local sights are displayed on the terminal.

The architecturally beautiful terminal is equipped with modern facilities including 24-hour medical assistance for passengers. With six check-in counters, the airport has a capacity of 200 passengers at peak times.

Sandeep Kumar Dhingra, Airport Manager of Deoghar Airport, said, “Deoghar Airport is a domestic airport where Airbus A-320 and A-321 can land on a 2,500 meter runway. width is 45 meters It has four parking bases for A-320 & A-321 We have six check-in counters, one departure conveyor and two arrival conveyor belts X-rays, safety equipment and CCTV has also been installed inside the terminal”.

To protect the environment, the airport has installed a solar energy and water harvesting system. With its strategic location, the airport will provide air connectivity to people from Dumka, Gonda, Banka and the neighboring state of Bihar.

Local traders and visitors expressed joy as previously they traveled for days to reach Deoghar by train.

Jitesh Rajpal, a visitor and Indian Red Cross Society official in Deoghar said, “Previously, doctors who were unable to come to Deoghar, will now come to this place after the operation of the airport. It will surely improve health. and the economy of the place and even tourism thanks to the Baidyanath temple on the international platform. The airport will also stimulate employment”.

Kaushal, a resident of Deoghar said, “Due to Covid-19, we have gone through a lot of trouble from an economic point of view, but Deoghar airport is surely going to provide a boom to the retail markets in this place because that the products from this place will now reach the international market in the future”.

With the construction of the new Deoghar airport, regional connectivity is expected to receive a major boost. It will boost tourism and open up new business opportunities in the region dominated by tribal people.

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