aviation ministry is giving a major push for setting up three greenfield
airports in Uttar Pradesh Bihar and Jharkhand. The concerned minister Hardeep
Singh Puri has visited Kushinagar the site for a greenfield airport in Uttar
Pradesh recently as part of the government's overall developmental plans to
boost air travel to the Hindi heartland.
An international airport is being planned
to be set up at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh bordering Nepal.
will be visiting Darbhanga in North Bihar and Deoghar in Jharkhand on September
12. The airport authority of India has spent government funds to develop these
airports. Flights will start operating from Darbhanga and Deogarh soon.
Authority of India (AAI) is developing the civil enclave at Darbhanga for
commencement of civil flight operations for Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru under
Regional Connectivity Scheme. Construction of the Interim Terminal Building of
airport with an area of 1400 sqm., is complete. The terminal building with six
check–in counters will be able to handle 100 passengers in peak hours with all
required passenger amenities. The work for strengthening of runway for
accommodating Boeing 737-800 type of aircraft, construction of new Apron with
connecting taxiway and connecting road is in full swing and soon the airport
will be ready for civil operations.
Airport in Jharkhand is being developed by AAI, in collaboration with the
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and State Government. The
development of airport with project cost of Rs. 401.34 Crore is underway and
will be completed very soon.
will be spread across 653.75 acres of land and its Terminal Building is being
built in an area of 4000 sq meter. With a 2500-meter-long runway, the airport
will be suitable for operation of Air Bus 320 type of aircraft. With environment-friendly architectural
design and state-of-the-art passenger facilities, the terminal building will be
a composite structure inspired by the Shikhars of the Baidyanath Temple.
Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the development of Deoghar
Airport through a video link.
Deoghar Airport is the second airport in Jharkhand