Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stones for several development projects, including an airport worth Rs 16,800 crore.
Many people including Chief Minister Hemant Soran gave an enthusiastic welcome to Modi on his arrival in Jharkhand.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the airport which has been built on an area of 657 acres at a cost of 401 crores.
He flagged off an IndiGo flight from Deohar airport to Kolkata, marking the inauguration of Jharkhand’s second airport after Ranchi.
Deogarh airport will be connected to Patna, Delhi and Ranchi in coming days, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said.
He tweeted, “The newly constructed Deogarh Airport is dedicated to Baba Baidyanath. With the construction of the airport, devotees can easily reach Baba Baithyanath Dham. Also, the airport will provide new dimensions for regional economic development and employment generation.
Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone of Deogarh Airport on May 25, 2018. The airport will be a key step in providing direct connectivity to Baba Baidyanath, an important religious site for devotees from across the country.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the inpatient unit and operation theater services at AIIMS Hospital, Deogarh.
Modi laid the foundation stone for several road, energy and other infrastructure projects.
Ranchi Station Redevelopment, Jasidi Bypass Newline, Koda Coach Maintenance Depot, Karwa-Mahuria Doubler are also part of the railway projects inaugurated or laid foundation stones by Modi.
Other projects include coal-bed methane in the Jharia block at Barbadpur, the Bokaro-Angul section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Pokaro-Thamra pipeline and a facility and pipeline network at the LPG plants at Parhi and Bokaro.
(With inputs from PTI)
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