Prime Minister inaugurates Deoghar Airport

Prime Minister inaugurates Deoghar Airport

Deoghar Airport was inaugurated by the Prime Minister. Construction of the project is estimated to have cost approximately Rs. 400 crore. Annually, more than five lakh passengers pass through the Terminal Building of the airport.

In Deoghar, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for a number of development projects worth more than Rs 16,800 crores.

In his address to the gathering, the Prime Minister said that with the blessings of Baba Baidyanath, more than Rs 16,000 crore worth of projects had been inaugurated and the foundation stone had been laid today. This will have a significant impact on Jharkhand’s modern connectivity, energy, health, and tourism sectors.

The Prime Minister announced today that Jharkhand will receive its second airport. There will be a great deal of convenience for devotees of Baba Baidyanath as a result of this. Through the UDAN scheme, the Prime Minister noted that today, the benefits of the government’s efforts are visible across the country in terms of making air travel more affordable for the common man. Under the UDAN program, approximately 70 new locations have been added through airports, heliports, and water aerodromes in the last five to six years. Currently, more than 400 new routes are available for ordinary citizens to travel by air. Over one crore people have experienced very affordable air travel, many for the first time. According to the Prime Minister, flights from Deoghar to Kolkata began today, and flights to Ranchi, Delhi, and Patna will follow soon. The construction of airports in Bokaro and Dumka is currently underway, he stated.

Modern facilities have also been expanded in Baba Baidyanath Dham under the PRASAD scheme. As a result of a holistic approach to project development, new avenues of income are opened up for various segments of society and new opportunities are created.

Multiple Development Projects

Deoghar Airport was inaugurated by the Prime Minister. Construction of the project is estimated to have cost approximately Rs. 400 crore. Annually, more than five lakh passengers pass through the Terminal Building of the airport.

Deoghar AIIMS is a boon for the entire healthcare sector in the region. As part of the Prime Minister’s visit, the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar will be dedicated to the nation.

Prime Minister’s commitment to develop world class infrastructure at places of religious significance throughout the country and improve tourist facilities at all such places will receive a further boost with the inauguration of components of the project “Development of Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar” sanctioned under the PRASAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism. The Prime Minister will inaugurate a number of projects, including the development of two large pilgrimage congregation halls with a capacity of 2000 pilgrims each, the development of the lake front at Jalsar and the development of the Shivganga Pond.

The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple road projects worth more than Rs. 10,000 crores. The projects that were inaugurated include six laning of Gorhar to Barwada section of NH-2; widening of Rajganj – Chas upto the West Bengal border section of NH-32 among others. The major projects whose foundation stone were laid include four laning of Mirzachowki- Farakka section of NH-80; four laning of Hariharganj to Parwa More section of NH-98; four laning of Palma to Gumla section of NH-23; Elevated corridor of Kutchery Chowk to Piska More section of NH-75 among others. These projects will provide a further boost to connectivity in the region and ensure ease of movement for the common people.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various energy infrastructure projects around Rs. 3000 crores for the region. Projects that were inaugurated include the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline of GAIL; New LPG Bottling plant of HPCL at Barhi, Hazaribagh and Bokaro LPG Bottling plant of BPCL. Foundation stones for Parbatpur Gas Collecting Station, Jharia Block, Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Asset of ONGC were laid.

The Prime Minister dedicated two railway projects, viz. Godda – Hansdiha Electrified Section and Garhwa-Mahuria Doubling project to the nation. These projects will help in facilitating seamless traffic movement of goods for industries and power houses. They will also ensure ease of train movement from Dumka to Asansol. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for three railway projects viz. Redevelopment of Ranchi railway station; Jasidih Bypass Line and LHB Coach Maintenance Depot, Godda. The proposed redeveloped Ranchi Station will have world-class passenger amenities including a Food Court, Executive Lounge, Cafeteria, Air-Conditioned Waiting Halls etc. for ensuring ease of movement as well as the comfort of the passengers.

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