Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bokaro Airport readies for commercial flights

Bokaro: Air Connectivity will soon become a reality in Bokaro. Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) ‘Flight services’ (commercial) from Bokaro are scheduled to be started by 10 October this year.

Air strip is ready and formal load testing of the strip has been done (by landing of SAIL's aeroplane), informed an official. Air routes have been allotted (to Spice Jet), the City to be connected from Kolkata and Patna, informed an official of Bokaro Airport.

Recently, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that there are 706 air routes under RCS scheme to connect small cities. Besides Bokaro-Kolkata and Bokaro-Patna three other air routes has been allotted in Jharkhand includes Jamshedpur-Kolkata, Dukmka-Kolkata and Dumka-Ranchi.

Aiming to increase activities in small towns, boost industries and create jobs for the people the Central Government launched the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme, under this scheme Ranchi, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Palamu, Dumka, Daltonganj and other cities to be air-linked.

Construction work of airstrip, terminal building, ATC tower, taxi track, ring road including others are in full swing at Deoghar. For expansion of Dhalbhumghar airport an MoU has been signed between AAI and State government, sources said.

Meanwhile, Bokaro airport is brimming with activity for expanding its capacity under UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme; the construction work of the runway has been completed now, other works are being carried out in full swing, said R Singh of JMD construction.

Notably, AAI has allotted works to the Jai Mata Di Construction, East India Construction Company and Creative Construction.
Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower was installed and now Bokaro airport is technically ready, said the official.  With the investment of Rs 8 crore, this ATC tower has been installed by AAI; It can be moved at any locations while its heights are also adjustable according to the requirements are the advantage of this tower, he said.
30/07/19 Pioneer

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