Friday, September 11, 2020

Bihar's Darbhanga Airport to get flight connectivity with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is developing the civil enclave at Darbhanga for the commencement of civil flight operations for Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).
The Darbhanga airport belongs to the IAF and land was handed over to AAI for development of the interim civil enclave which includes the construction of a Pre-fab terminal building along with associated facilities car park, connecting road network, strengthening of the runway, and dispersal area to cater to the intended aircraft and construction of a link taxi track at the cost of Rs 92 crore.
Construction of the Interim Terminal Building of the airport with an area of 1400 completed.
The terminal building with six check-in counters will be able to handle 100 passengers in peak hours with all required passenger amenities. The work for the strengthening of the runway for accommodating Boeing 737-800 type of aircraft, construction of new Apron with a connecting taxiway, and the connecting road is in full swing and soon airport will be ready for civil operations, AAI said in a release.
The Foundation for the Interim Civil Enclave at Darbhanga was laid by Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar in the presence of Minister of Civil Aviation and Minister of State, Civil Aviation on December 24, 2018.
09/09/20 ANI/DNA
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