PM Narendra Modi
On Friday, PM Modi said the Darbhanga airline became a significant component to Bihar's advancement, praising the favorable response it has obtained as it started operating last year under the Central government's UDAN plan, which aims to improve territorial route network.
“Happy to know! We are working towards boosting connectivity and comfort as far as the aviation sector is concerned. As for Darbhanga airport, it is becoming an important contributor to Bihar’s progress”, wrote PM Modi.
The PM made the remark in response to a man's tweet thanking him for providing an airline facility in Darbhanga. Mukund Jha, said in a post, "For the first time, I am boarding a flight with My Father." Thank you, @narendramodi ji, for granting Darbhanga the airport.”
“BJP in 2014 promised to give us [an] airport and they kept that promise and built one airport,” he said in another post on the matter.
Meanwhile, one of threads praised the PM saying, “The vision of NaMo govt in improving connectivity and giving us airports such as Darbhanga and Pakyong in Sikkim and 4 upcoming airports in Ladakh, international airport in northeast is absolutely laudable (sic). Hope every major town of India has airport and rail connectivity.”
Darbhanga airport began operating flights on November 8 of last year. Apart from Hyderabad, SpiceJet and IndiGo now link the city with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. As per the Indian Airports Authority, 18 planes and 2,155 individuals passed through Darbhanga airport on Friday.
The state government has approved the purchase of 78 acres of land for the development of a substantial main terminal and the deployment of navigational equipment. The Indian Air Force contributed 2.3 acres of land for the civic enclave in Darbhanga, which is being administered from an improvised terminal structure.
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