Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the newly-constructed airport at Deoghar in Jharkhand. Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will also be present on the occasion.
With this, Deoghar will be connected to Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi under the government’s ‘UDAN’ regional connectivity scheme. These routes are being operationalized in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, a Civil Aviation Ministry statement said. Deoghar Airport will be the 68th destination to be connected to Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi under UDAN. An IndiGo connecting Kolkata and Deoghar took off. Connectivity to Patna and Ranchi will be achieved soon.
Sanjay Kumar, chief strategy and revenue officer, IndiGo, said, “We are pleased to announce Deoghar as the 74th destination on the 6E network. These new flights will enhance connectivity and significantly reduce transit time between Kolkata and Deoghar, from 7.5 hours to less than 1.25 hours.”
The Deoghar airport is spread over 657 acres has a 2,500-metre-long runway, which can handle the landing and takeoff of Airbus A320 planes. The airport has a 5,130 square feet terminal building and six check-in counters that can serve 200 passengers at a time.