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Number of air passengers has gone up to more than 10 cr: Sinha

Press Trust of India  |  Ramgarh (Jharkhand) 

Jayant Sinha today said the number of air passengers in the country has gone up to more than 10 crore, which is higher than railway passengers travelling in AC coaches.

The Union for Civil Aviation said the number of air passengers would increase further as the government intends to set up more airports in the country including in to improve air connectivity.

had recently laid foundation of an international airport in Deoghar, which would help attract tourists thus giving boost to tourism sector of the state, he told reporters here.

The government also has plan to set up airports in Hazaribag, Bokaro, and to improve air connectivity, Sinha said.

in Ranchi has been developed as one of the best airports in small cities, while the Deoghar airport would be modern airport of the state with all necessary facilities for fliers as well as for operation of air traffic, he said.

Sinha, who is a member from Hazaribagh was in to join the campaign "Sampark Abhiyan" initiated by to meet prominent persons of his home parliamentary constituency.

As a part of the campaign, Sinha visited the house of noted and Anmol Singh, who is the of of

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:20 IST