Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid foundation stones for several development initiatives and inaugurated several projects, including an airport, with a total value of over Rs 16,800 crore.
Modi was given a rousing welcome by many, including Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, on arrival to the state.
The prime minister laid the foundation of a 657-acre airport constructed at a cost of Rs 401 crore.
He flagged off a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight from the Deoghar airport to mark the inauguration of Jharkhand’s second airport after Ranchi.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the Deoghar airport will be connected to Patna, Delhi and Ranchi in the coming days.
He tweeted, “Newly constructed Deoghar Airport is dedicated to Baba Baidyanath. With the construction of the airport, devotees can easily reach Baba Baidyanath Dham. Also, the airport will give new dimensions to regional economic development and employment generation.”
PM Modi, on May 25, 2018, laid the foundation stone of the Deoghar airport. The airport will prove to be a key step towards providing direct connectivity to Baba Baidyanath Dham which is an important religious destination for devotees from all over the country.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the in-patient department and operation theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar.
Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for multiple roads, energy and other infrastructure projects.
The Ranchi station redevelopment, Jasidih bypass newline, Godda Coach Maintenance depot, Garhwa-Mahuria doubling are also part of the railway projects that Modi inaugurated or laid the foundation stone for.
Other projects include creation of a facility and pipeline network at the coal-bed methane in Jharia block in Parbatpur, Bokaro-Angul section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline and LPG plants at Barhi and Bokaro.
(with inputs from PTI)
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