The Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri reviews the groundwork of Darbhanga airport. He later informed that the bookings for daily flights from Darbhanga to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, will start by the end of September. (Credit: PIB Delhi)

Daily flights bookings from Darbhanga to start by September end: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

The Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed that the bookings for daily flights from Darbhanga, Bihar to Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, would start by the end of September.

After reviewing Darbhanga airport’s groundwork, Puri said that the flight operations would begin in the first week of November. He said it would happen before the auspicious festival of Chhath Puja and expressed that this was a boon for 22 districts of North Bihar. 

Expressing satisfaction over the progress of works at Darbhanga airport, Puri said that most of the airport work is almost complete. He added that arrival and departure halls, check-in facilities, and conveyor belts have already been installed. The remaining work will be completed before the end of October. SpiceJet has already been awarded this route under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik.

Puri emphasized that the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Hawai chappal se hawai jahaz tak’ continues to transform lives. He said that while the groundwork is in full swing in Darbhanga, other processes are also going ahead. SpiceJet did flight calibration while the Minister was at the Darbhanga Airport.

After reviewing Deoghar airport’s status in Jharkhand, Puri said that the work at the Deogarh airport is at an advanced stage and would be completed on schedule. He had extensive discussions with parliament member Nishikant Dubey. Puri said that the airport would be in operation very soon. He added that the Government would be making some critical decisions in this regard by next week.

Puri stated that this was one more step under the ambitious Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik Scheme to provide air connectivity to the country’s interior regions under the motto ‘Sab Uden, Sab Juden.’