PM Modi to inaugurate Deoghar Airport, new services at AIIMS

11 July, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate an airport in Deoghar as part of development initiatives worth more than Rs 16,800 crores. On May 25, 2018, the Prime Minister laid the corn...

New Delhi: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate an airport in Deoghar as part of development initiatives worth more than Rs 16,800 crores. On May 25, 2018, the Prime Minister laid the cornerstone for the Deogarh airport in Jharkhand.

After Ranchi, it will be Jharkhand’s second international airport. India has 74 airports as of April 2014; however, 66 more airports have been built in the past seven years, bringing the total to 140 airports (including heliports and water domes) by April 2022. 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. Numerous industries across India, notably the Hilly States, the North-Eastern region, and the Islands, have profited greatly from the UDAN initiative.

The Prime Minister said in a tweet that he looked forward to visiting Jharkhand and Bihar on Tuesday.

“I look forward to being in Jharkhand and Bihar tomorrow 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.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar.

On May 25, 2018, the Prime Minister formally opened AIIMS Deoghar. The construction of a new AIIMS in Deoghar would contribute to fulfilling the dual goals of providing the local populace with super specialty healthcare and building a sizable pool of physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Before 2014, there were only seven AIIMS. Eight years ago, sixteen AIIMS received approval. Out of these 16 AIIMS, 10 new AIIMS have begun offering MBBS courses and OPD services. Six AIIMS have also begun offering limited IPD services.

Additionally, there has been a tremendous rise in the number of medical seats available nationwide, which will result in a significant rise in the number of physicians in the nation.

Prior to 2014, there were over 51,000 undergraduate seats. By 2022, there will be roughly 90,000 seats available, an increase of nearly 80%. The number of post-graduate seats has expanded from around 31,000 seats in 2014 to almost 60,000 seats, a 93% increase.

On Tuesday afternoon in Deoghar, the Prime Minister will officially open and lay the cornerstone for a number of construction projects totaling more than Rs 16,800 crores. He will provide darshan and pooja at the Baba Baidyanath temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, at about 2:20 pm.

The Prime Minister will speak at the Bihar Legislative Assembly’s centennial celebration’s concluding ceremony in Patna at about six o’clock.

The Deoghar development projects will contribute greatly to the region’s socioeconomic growth. To reach Baba Baidyanath Dham directly, use the Deoghar airport.

An estimated $400 billion was spent on the construction of the Deoghar Airport. The airport’s terminal building is designed to accommodate more than five lakh passengers a year.

The opening of AIIMS in Deoghar is beneficial for the entire region’s healthcare system. The opening of the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar would enhance the services offered there. This is in line with the objective of the prime minister, who wants to build top-notch medical facilities around the nation.

As the components of the project “Development of Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar” sanctioned under the PRASAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism get inaugurated, the Prime Minister’s commitment to developing world-class infrastructure at places of religious importance across the country and improving facilities for tourists in all such places will get a further boost.

Among the projects the prime minister is dedicating are the construction of two sizable pilgrimage assembly halls with a capacity for 2000 pilgrims each, the lakefront development of Jalsar, and the development of Shivganga Pond. For the thousands of pilgrims that visit Baba Baidyanath Dham, the additional amenities will further improve their travel experience.

The Prime Minister will dedicate many road projects totaling more than Rs. 10,000 crores and officially launch them.

He will dedicate and open a number of energy infrastructure projects worth about Rs 3000 crore for the area.

The electrified section of Godda-Hansdiha and the Garhwa-Mahuria Doubling Project are two more railway projects that the prime minister will dedicate to the country.