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Proposal will be brought for setting modern airport at Dhanbad

Press Trust of India  |  Ramgarh (Jharkhand) 

Union for Civil Aviation Monday said a proposal for setting up a modern airport in would be brought, considering its demand.

He further said that all big cities in Jharkhand, including, Hazaribagh and Medininagar would get airports to increase local air connectivity.

Considering demand raised by coal city Dhanbad, the (aviation) ministry will bring a proposal for setting up a modern airport in Dhanbad, Sinha told a press conference in reply to a query.

Sinha said that flight to from Bokaro would start soon while Dhalbumgarh in East Singhbhum would be developed with modern facilities.

He said that the number of operating flights connecting capital Ranchi to different metro cities has been doubled over the years.

Sinha said there were only 10 to 12 flights from Ranchi connecting metro cities while now it has been increased to 30 flights and all metro cities including Delhi, and Bangaluru, are well connected.

Sinha, who represents the Lok Sabha from Hazaribagh, said from Barkakana to Ranchi would be started from the end of the current fiscal year, which is a part of Koderma-Ranchi rail project.

Sinha said that railway authorities have conveyed him that Barkakana--Ranchi rail line would be completed by March, 2019 and train movement will start on this new route.

Replying to a question, Sinha said that district, which falls in the Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency, has received Rs 750 crore as district mineral fund for providing better civic amenities and development of district.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 20:40 IST