Sunday, March 13, 2022

Jharkhand’s Deoghar airport all set for domestic flight operations

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is all set to start its operations soon at the newly built Deoghar domestic airport. Deoghar, a holy city famous for Baba Baidyanath Dham, one of the twelve jyotirlingas, is ready to be connected with air transport as AAI has completed the construction of the airport. 

“The operations will begin soon after formalities of technical NOC and trials are completed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA),” said an official. 

The airport will be the second airport in the state after Ranchi. Spread in a vast area of 650 acres, the design of the terminal building is inspired by the structure of Baba Baidyanath Temple. Paintings of tribal art, handicrafts, and local tourist sites are showcased on the terminal building. 

The terminal with beautiful architecture is equipped with modern facilities including 24-hour medical assistance for passengers. With six check-in counters, the airport has a peak hour handling capacity of 200 passengers. 

Sandeep Kumar Dhingra, Airport Director of Deoghar Airport said, "Deoghar Airport is a domestic airport where Airbus A-320 & A-321 can land on a runway, which is 2,500 meters. Its width is 45 meters. It has four parking bases for A-320 & A-321. We have six check-in counters, a departure conveyor, and two arrival conveyor belts. 

X-rays, security equipment, and CCTVs have also been installed inside the terminal". To protect the environment the airport has installed solar energy and water harvesting systems. With its strategic location, the airport will provide air connectivity to people from Dumka, Gonda, Banka, and the neighboring state of Bihar. 

13/03/22 ZeeNews

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