Deoghar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of various projects in Deoghar. State Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Governor Ramesh Bais were also present on the occasion. Deoghar Airport, built on an area of 657 acres at a cost of Rs 401 crore, was inaugurated on Tuesday. He also flagged off the Deoghar-Kolkata flight of airline ‘Indigo’ from the new airport. Airbus A320 aircraft can also take off from the 2500-metre long runway of the airport.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the new projects of Jharkhand will develop eastern India, it is an effort to strengthen the infrastructure of rail, road, air. 11 districts of Jharkhand, Odisha will benefit from the start of Bokaro-Angul gas line.
The PM said that today with the blessings of Baba Vaidyanath, projects worth more than 16 thousand crore rupees have been inaugurated and the foundation stone has been laid. These will give a lot of impetus to Jharkhand’s modern connectivity, energy, health, faith and tourism.
In 2018, PM Modi had laid the foundation stone of Deoghar airport. During the occasion, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Civil Aviation Minister said the airport will be linked to Ranchi, Patna, and Delhi in the days to come. Jyotiraditya Scindia also announced that Jharkhand is set to get three more airports. The minister said 14 new air routes will be made available in the state to increase connectivity.