Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Civil Aviation Minister:
Greetings to my sisters & brothers of Mithila Bhumi!
Happy to be in Darbhanga to review the progress & construction status of the Airport with MP Sh Gopal Jee, Madhubani MP Sh Ashok Yadav, Secy MoCA, Chairman AAI & other officials.
Very happy to see that most of the work at the airport is almost complete. Arrival & departure halls, check-in facility, conveyor belt etc have already been installed.
Remaining work will be completed before end October. Spicejet has already been awarded this route under RCS-UDAN
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.’
While work on ground is in full swing in Darbhanga, other processes are going ahead as well.
Flight calibration by Spicejet took place today whilst we were at the Darbhanga Airport.
Bookings will start by end September for daily flights from Darbhanga to Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru.
Flight Operations will begin in first week of November, before the auspicious festival of Chhath Puja. This a boon for 22 districts of North Bihar.