Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (IATA: RDP, ICAO: VEDG), a project under Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL), is a domestic airport located at Andal, Bardhaman in West Bengal of India. The airport is roughly 25 km from Asansol's City Bus Terminus and 15 km from Durgapur's City Centre in West Bengal, India. The airport's hinterland comprises the towns of Burdwan, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia, Suri, Bolpur/Shantiniketan, Rampurhat in South Bengal and Dhanbad & Bokaro in Jharkhand. It is part of the country's first private sector Aerotropolis, being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL). The airport was officially inaugurated on 19 September 2013.
The State Government has a 1.02 percent stake through West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI) has a 36.32 per cent stake in BAPL. Other Indian promoters include Pragati Social Infrastructure & Development, Pragati 47, Lend Lease Company India and Citystar Infrastructure. The airport has been built over 650 acres at a cost of Rs 600 crore.
The 5,750 square metre passenger terminal building has a capacity of 1 million passengers per annum and can be expanded in the future to a capacity to 2.5 million per annum. It has six check-in counters with Common Use Terminal equipment (CUTE) in the departure lounge and two baggage conveyor belts at the arrival hall. The terminal has branded retail and F&B outlets, ATMs, a clinic and pharmacy, a baby-care room, Wi-Fi services, a hotel booking counter, convenience store and spa.
The airport's 2,800-metre runway is equipped with a CAT I instrument landing system (ILS) and can handle narrow-body aircraft like Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. The airport apron has four parking bays and a helipad. The airport is equipped with category VII firefighting and rescue capability.
The distance is around 2 hrs by car via NH2 from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Parasnath is one of the most spiritually enriched places situated in Indian state Jharkhand. Followers of Jainism come here from every corner of India. The name Parasnath has actually come from Parshva, who was 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism.×
The distance is around 1 hr by car via NH 60 and Morgram-Panagarh Highway from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. It was established by Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town, Visva-Bharati University.×
The distance is around 2 hrs via SH 2 from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Jayrambati is a town, in the jurisdiction of Kotulpur police station in the Bishnupur subdivision in Bankura district, West Bengal, India. Jayrambati is three miles to the west of Kamarpukur and two miles to the east of Sihar - the birthplace of Hridayrama Mukhopadhyaya, a nephew of Sri Ramakrishna. Bishnupur and Arambag are twenty-seven miles and twelve miles distant respectively from Jayrambati.×
The distance is around 2 hrs by car via NH2 and SH 8 from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Mayapur is located on the banks of the Ganges river, at the point of its confluence with the Jalangi, near Navadvip, West Bengal, India,The headquarters of ISKCON are situated in Mayapur and it is considered a holy place by a number of other traditions within Hinduism, but is of special significance to followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as a special incarnation of Krishna in the mood of Radha. It is visited by over a million pilgrims annually.×
The distance is around 2 hrs by car via NH133A from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Deoghar is the main city of the Deoghar District in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre with the Baidyanath Temple being one of the twelve Shiva Jyothirlingas in India and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. It is situated 150 km from regions largest city Bhagalpur. Deoghar was earlier part of Dumka District. It is the 5th largest city of Jharkhand.×
The distance is around 1 hr by car via NH 60 from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Birbhum district is an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the northernmost district of Burdwan division—one of the three administrative divisions of West Bengal. The district headquarters is located at Suri.Jamtara, Dumka and Pakur districts of the state of Jharkhand lie at the western border of this district, whereas the border in other directions is covered by the districts of Bardhaman and Murshidabad of West Bengal.×
The distance is around 3 hrs by car km via Durgapur-Purulia-Raghunathpur Road from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
Jharkhand (lit. "Bushland") is a state in eastern India carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi). The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka its sub capital. Jamshedpur is the largest industrial city in the state, while Dhanbad and Bokaro Steel City are the second and fourth most populous cities respectively. Jharkhand accounts for 40% of the mineral resources of India.×
The distance is around 1 hr by car via NH2 from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport.
The Mython Dam is located at Mython, 48 km from Dhanbad, in the state of Jharkhand. It is 15,712 ft (4,789 m) long and 165 ft (50 m). high.This dam was specially designed for flood control and generates 60,000 kW of electric power. There is an underground power station, the first of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. The dam is constructed on the Barakar River. The lake is spread over 65 square kilometres (25 sq mi).×
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|AI733||Durgapur-Delhi||09:30 / 11:45|
|AI734||Delhi-Durgapur||12:35 / 14:40|
|AI734||Durgapur-Kolkata||15:20 / 15:50|
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