Sunday, August 26, 2018

CM lays Bokaro airport foundation

Dhanbad: Chief minister Raghubar Das and Union minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the expansion of Bokaro airport, paving the way for the launch of commercial flights for Calcutta and Patna under the regional connectivity scheme.

Under an MoU signed between Steel Authority of India Ltd and Airports Authority of India (AAI) in New Delhi on April 24 this year, the airport will be developed at a cost of Rs 52.57 crore and AAI would operate and manage the flight operations.

The development work includes restructuring and strengthening of the existing 1,673-metre long and 30-metre wide runway, the setting up of an expandable low-cost terminal building having six counters and parking facility for 20 cars. A control tower, watch towers and precision approach path indicator are also on the agenda.
26/08/18 Telegraph

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