Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has not responded to the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia’s request to take forward aviation sector infrastructure in the state.

“ We are examining the Centre’s appeal”, said a close aide to Soren on Friday.

Scindia write to Jharkhand CM for strengthening aviation Infrastructure in the state and posted it on August 26. He has written to Shri Soren, requesting his personal intervention in expediting the matters for strengthening of aviation infrastructure in the state.

 AAI has embarked upon the development and expansion of airports in the country at a cost of Rs. 20,000 Crore in the next 4-5 years in order to meet the growing passenger demand in the country.

Shri Scindia has drawn the attention of Shri Hemant Soren on the following issues that are impacting the implementation of various projects pertaining to the aviation sector in Jharkhand:

For upgradation and development of Ranchi Airport, AAI has projected a land requirement of 506.4 acres, which is yet to be handed over to AAI.

Similarly, AAI requires 545 acres of land for the development of Dhalbhumgarh airport to make it suitable for operations of A-320 type of aircraft. The State Government has to complete the approach road to Deoghar airport, which is otherwise almost ready to be operationalized.

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