JHARKHAND: Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district of Jharkhand will be developed to handle large aircrafts including the A-320 and C-130 over the next two year. Once developed, the airport will be able to handle international flights. It will also cover over 600 acres of land with integrated housing an and will have the provision to set up a facilities like hotels and guest houses.
Airports Authority of India (AAI), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Government of Jharkhand signed a tripartite MoU for the airport’s development at the Jharkhan Chief Minister Ragubar Das’ residence on March 28 in the presence of the State’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Minister of Transport, CP Singh, Member of Parliament (MP) Ram Tahal Chaudhaury and MP Nishikant Dubey.
The DRDO and Jharkhand Government will provide Rs 200 cr and R 50 cr respectively to develop, operationalize and maintain the airport along with AAI.
The state government has also decided to provide free electricity for 5 years, not charge any civic taxes and assist AAI in its operations. Landing charges for DRDO flights and parking bays will also be free.
Musafir Namah Bureau