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Jharkhand’s second airport in Deoghar ready to begin operations

Deoghar, a sacred city in Jharkhand renowned for housing one of the twelve jyotirlingas, Baba Baidyanatha Dham, is set to enhance its connectivity with the completion of its new airport by the Airports Authority of India.

Encompassing an expansive 650-acre area, the Deoghar airport stands as the second in the state, following Ranchi. Its architectural design draws inspiration from the Baba Baidyanath temple, adorned with vibrant paintings depicting tribal art, handicrafts, and local tourist attractions.

The airport, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, includes six check-in counters and can accommodate up to 200 passengers. Embracing sustainability, the airport incorporates solar energy and a water harvesting system. This development is expected to significantly improve accessibility for residents of Dumka, Gonda, Banka, and Bihar.

Sandeep Kumar Dhingra, the Airport Director of Deogarh, highlighted, “Deoghar Airport is a domestic airport with a runway length of 2,500 meters, capable of accommodating Airbus A-320 & A-321. It features four parking bases for A-320 & A-321 aircraft, six check-in counters, a departure conveyor, and two arrival conveyor belts. Additionally, security measures, including X-rays and CCTVs, have been implemented inside the terminal.”

For those yet to explore Deoghar, the newly established airport opens doors to several compelling attractions:

– Immerse in the spiritual ambiance of the Baba Baidyanath Dham temple, a prominent religious site in Deoghar.

– Embark on trekking adventures, explore the ropeway, and discover wildlife attractions at Trikut Pahar.

– Visit the renowned Nandi temple atop Nandan Pahar, situated on the town’s outskirts.

– Marvel at the architectural beauty of the Naulakha temple, reminiscent of the Ramakrishna Temple in Belur, West Bengal, located 1.65 kilometers from Baba Baidyanath Temple.

– Explore the Tapovan caves and hills, along with the Taponath Mahadeva temple, where Valmiki is said to have engaged in penance beside a giant Shiva lingam.

– Pay homage at Basukinath, situated 43 kilometers from Deoghar in the Dumka district.