IXR Airport User Comments
(IXR) Birsa Munda Airport User Ratings
||Ranchi had basically an aerodrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerodrome) that was occasionally used to cater chartered flights for special occasions. The current, so called 'airport' has been carved out of the same very aerodrome with oversized hoardings of the steel companies in the state.
Facilities as such are non existent here. The washroom stinks like hell similar to what you fond in small town cinema halls.
No restaurants or snacks facilities available. Taxi services are poor and charge exorbitantly high fares until you let them know that you are familiar with the locality. The whole setup feels to be like a 3 BHK converted into a facility that's named 'Birsa Munda Airport'.
Though the state is 9 long years old, has some reputed PSU based in the capital and other nearby parts in the state (HEC, SAIL, MECON, CCL, TATA, TISCO JINDAL / IIM Ranchi, BIT Mesra.RINPAS, etc etc) The need of an airport has been badly neglected by the state as well as the ministry.
The connectivity too is very poor given the demand here.
With the new Terminal seeming to be ready from the outside, may be Ranchi can boast of a usable airport in a few months. Fingers crossed.