Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated the 657 acre, Rs 401 crore Deoghar airport. He also flagged off an IndiGo flight from Deoghar to Kolkata to take off from the new airport. The airport’s runway, which is 2,500 meters long, can accommodate the landing and takeoff of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Modi laid the foundation stone of Deoghar airport on May 25, 2018. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on the occasion that the airport would be connected to Ranchi, Patna and Delhi in the coming days.
With inputs from PTI