The development of airport with project cost of Rs 401.34 crore is underway and will be completed very soon
Thsynergyonline Aerospace Bureau
NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 03 : Airports Authority of India, in collaboration with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and State Government is developing the Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand. The development of airport with project cost of Rs. 401.34 croreis underway and will be completed very soon
The airport will spread across 653.75 acres of land and its Terminal Building is being built in an area of 4000sq meter. With a 2500-meter-long runway, the airport will be suitable for operation of Air Bus 320 type of aircraft.The terminal building will have six check-in counters and two arrival belts with peak hour handling capacity of 200 passengers AAI statement
With environment-friendly architectural design and state-of-the-art passenger facilities, the terminal building will be a composite structure inspired by the Shikharsof the Baidyanath Temple. The interiors will depict local tribal arts, handicrafts, and pictures of local tourist destinations highlighting the culture of the region.
The airport development
Deoghar Airport, the second airport in Jharkhand after Ranchi, a six-hour drive away, is situated on the North Eastern side of the state and will have a wide catchment area including Northern West Bengal and South-Eastern Bihar. The Prime Minister of India laid the Foundation Stone of the development of Deoghar Airport through a video link from an event in Sindri, Jharkhand on May 25 25th May, 2018 .
The development of Deoghar Airport would also improve the overall economic development of the region.