Bookings for daily flights from Darbhanga to start by month end: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: The bookings for daily flights will start by end of September from Darbhanga to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, said Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation.

After reviewing the groundwork of Darbhanga airport in Bihar, he informed that the flight operations will begin in the first week of November, before the auspicious festival of Chhath Puja.

He further said that this a boon for 22 districts of North Bihar.

Civil Aviation Minister reviewed the progress and construction status of the Darbanga airport along with Shri Gopal Jee Thakur, MP, Darbhanga, Shri Ashok Yadav, MP, Madhubani, Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, MoCA  Arvind Singh, Chairman AAI and other officials.

Expressing satisfaction over the progress of work of Darbhanga airport, Shri Puri said that most of the work at the airport is almost complete. He added that arrival and departure halls, check-in facility, conveyor belt etc have already been installed and remaining work will be completed before end October. Spicejet has already been awarded this route under RCS-UDAN.

The Minister has stated that this is one more step under the ambitious UDAN Scheme to provide air connectivity to the interior regions of the country under the motto ‘Sab Uden, Sab Juden.’

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