On July 12, PM Modi will inaugurate construction initiatives worth more than Rs 16,800 crore in Deoghar, Jharkhand. The opening of an airport, whose foundation stone was set by the prime minister in May 2018, would also be part of the development initiatives. After Ranchi, the Deoghar airport would be Jharkhand’s second international airport.
Prior to 2014, India had 74 airports, but in seven years, 66 new airports have been established, taking the total to 140 airports (including heliports and water domes) as of April 2022.
420 routes are operationalized under the UDAN plan
As of June 2022, more than 420 routes are operationalized under the UDAN plan. Over 1.79 lakh flights have taken place under this programme. The Hilly States, the North-Eastern area, and the Islands have all benefited greatly from the UDAN scheme.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he looked forward to visiting Jharkhand and Bihar on July 12. “I look forward to being in Jharkhand and Bihar to attend various programmes. In the afternoon, I will reach Deoghar where I will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for development works worth Rs. 16,800 crore,” he said.
PM Modi in Deoghar – Itinerary
The prime minister will dedicate to the country the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, whose foundation was laid on May 25, 2018, during his trip to Deoghar.
The construction of a new AIIMS in Deoghar will contribute to fulfilling the twin goals of providing the local populace with super specialty healthcare and building a sizable pool of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
On July 12 in the late afternoon, Prime Minister Modi will also dedicate and officially launch a number of construction projects totaling more than Rs 16,800 crores in Deoghar. He will provide darshan and pooja at the Baba Baidyanath temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, at about 2:20 pm.
Improvement in socio economic prosperity in the region
The development projects in Deoghar will help to significantly improve socio-economic prosperity in the region.
The Deoghar airport, which has been constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs. 400 crore, will provide direct connectivity to Baba Baidyanath Dham. The terminal building of the airport is equipped to handle over five lakh passengers annually.
AIIMS in Deoghar is a boon for the healthcare sector of the entire region. The services will get a further boost with the inauguration of the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar. This is in accordance with the prime minister’s vision to develop excellent health care facilities in all parts of the country.
The projects being inaugurated by the prime minister include the development of two large pilgrimage congregation halls with a capacity of 2000 pilgrims each, Jalsar lakefront development and Shivganga Pond development among others.
The new amenities will further enrich the tourism experience for lakh devotees who visit Baba Baidyanath Dham.
Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple road projects worth more than Rs. 10,000 crores.
He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various energy infrastructure projects around Rs 3000 crore for the region.
The prime minister will also dedicate two Railway projects viz. Godda-Hansdiha Electrified Section and Garhwa-Mahuria Doubling project to the nation.
At around 6 pm, the prime minister will address the closing ceremony of the Centenary celebrations of the Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna.