The PM is likely to open Deoghar International Airport on July 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the new Deoghar International Airport on July 12, officials said on Thursday. Deoghar airport is ready to become operational as two test flights have been successful, they said.
When operational, the airport will be the second international standard in Jharkhand after Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.
Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal, Chairman of the Airports Authority of India Sanjeev Kumar, Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sukhdev Singh, Director General of State Police Neeraj Sinha and other senior officers made an update on the work completed and in progress at the airport premises during the day.
They also inspected the terminal, ATC tower, fire station, power plant, access road, runway at Deoghar airport as well as other facilities, according to an official statement.
The airport spans 657 acres at a cost of Rs 401 crore with a 2,500m long runway that can handle the landing and take-off of Airbus (A320) aircraft.
It has a 5,130 square foot terminal with six check-in counters that can accommodate 200 passengers at a time. The design of the airport is environmentally friendly and it is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger facilities, he said.
The design of the terminal is inspired by the spire of the famous Baba Baidyanath temple in the state. Local tribal art, crafts and photographs of local tourist sites are displayed inside the airport, reflecting the culture of the region, the statement added.
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