Gaya now enters India’s aviation map as the 65th domestic station on the IA network. The project had a less than ideal start as the inaugural function and flight had to be postponed. But, with the introduction of the 145-passenger Airbus service, Hussain has filled a lacuna felt for years in this key node on the Buddhist circuit, also a big draw in international tourism.
What next? Mantriji has promised to make airports at Kishanganj, his electoral constituency, and Muzaffarpur in north Bihar operational in the coming days.