PM Modi lays foundation stone of Deoghar airport in Jharkhand; CM Says Committed To Begin Flights From Districts
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that the government is committed to start small flight services in different districts of the state. Small flights would be started in Dumka, Deoghar, Bokaro and Jamshedpur at the earliest and the state government would lend all help in this regard, an official release said quoting the chief minister.
If necessary, the government would take undertaking for seats, Das said, adding assistance would also be taken from traders. Das said the people of the state would benefit from flight services as it would save time for traders and generate employment. It would also benefit the economy.
The chief minister had a discussion on it during a meeting with union minister of state for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in connection with increasing flight services in the state, the release said. It was discussed in the meeting that flight services in Bokaro and Jamshedpur would begin at the earliest, and the process is in the final stage, the release said.
Work on small flights to Dumka is also on. Foundation stone would be laid at Deoghar in November which would cost an estimated Rs 500 crore, the release said. Similarly, work has begun in Dhalbhumgadh near Jamshedpur and Chianki in Palamau district, the release said.
The foundation stone would be laid in the middle of next year for expansion of Ranchi Airport, Jayant Sinha was quoted in the release. Helicopter service could also be started from Ranchi to Parsanath where Jain devotees go in large numbers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of development of Deoghar airport in Jharkhand on Friday. The airport to be constructed by the Airports Authority of India with the support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the government of Jharkhand. Addressing the crowd, the Prime Minister said that the day is not far, when each and every citizen of India, would be able to fly, mentioning his dream project of the UDAN scheme. To be spread in 600 acres of land, the airport will cost approximately Rs 400 crores. The new airport terminal will boost tourism in the state and will help create more job and business opportunities for the local population.