Deoghar Airport: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Deoghar Airport
Starting on July 25, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted that the new Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand would have direct flights to and from Delhi. The much-anticipated new Deoghar Airport will be officially opened today, July 12, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an important step in establishing direct access to Baba Baidyanath Dham. It was built for approximately $400 billion rupee cost. The airport’s Terminal Building can accommodate more than five lakh people a year. Today’s inaugural flight from the airport to Kolkata will be run by the IndiGo airline.
In a previous tweet, the Ministry of Civil Aviation highlighted how the newly constructed Deoghar airport will significantly increase tourism in the area that is focused on Baba Baidyanath Dham. “The newly constructed airport at Deoghar is a big boost to Baba Baidyanath Dham-centric tourism in the region. Jharkhand’s second airport after Ranchi will add to the prosperity of the state,” the tweet stated.
According to prior statements made by authorities, the airport is prepared to begin operations after two successful flight run trials. The low-cost airline IndiGo has said that it will begin operating flights between Kolkata and Deoghar in Jharkhand on July 12. The airline announced in a statement that beginning on July 12, there would be four weekly flights between Deoghar and Kolkata.
The newly constructed airport in Jharkhand was given an aerodrome licence by the aviation authority DGCA on June 29, enabling it to accommodate narrow-body aircraft like the A321 and B737. The licence has been updated from 3C to 4C, allowing commercial operations with aircraft up to and including the Airbus 321, Boeing 737, and comparable models. An airport with a 3C licence is only allowed to handle regional aircraft like the ATR-72. Additionally, it will make it simple for pilgrims to reach Baidyanath Dhaam.
After Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi, the airport will be the second of international standards in Jharkhand when it is operational and would offer aviation connections between Jharkhand, northern West Bengal, and south-eastern Bihar.