Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Inter-district air services soon in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Inter-district flight services will start in the state within a year.
The civil aviation ministry will construct airports in Deoghar, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh, which was a long-standing demand of industrialists and local businessmen.
The Union civil aviation secretary visisted the locations and was satisfied with with his findings, said sources on Tuesday.
The aviation ministry is already in talks with concerned agencies to take care of land hurdles.
These airports will be constructed in Deoghar, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh districts. Civil aviation secretary A N Srivastava said the department would not take any funds from the state government for constructing the airports. "We will construct the airports on our own if the government provides us land," Srivastava said at a press conference organized here on Tuesday.
07/08/13 Alok K N Mishra/Times of India