Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday in a tweet said that the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has approve ₹242 crore for development of a state-of-the-art airport in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
The airport will “hugely benefit” visitors and pilgrims, Puri further added.
A Ram temple is being constructed in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh after the Supreme Court paved the way for it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on August 5 last year performed the “bhoomi pujan” of the temple kick-starting its construction.
“In good news for civil aviation connectivity for Ramjanmsthali Ayodhya, AAI has sanctioned Rs 242 crore for development of the state-of-the-art airport in the holy city. This airport will hugely benefit visitors & pilgrims. I want to thank @UPGovt for its cooperation in this regard.” Puri Twitted
रामजन्मस्थली अयोध्या की नागरिक उड्डयन कनेक्टिविटी के लिए अच्छी खबर।
AAI ने इस पावन नगरी में अत्याधुनिक हवाई अड्डे के लिए ₹242 करोड़ मंजूर किए हैं। इस हवाई अड्डे से तीर्थयात्रियों और आगंतुकों को बहुत लाभ होगा। मैं इस संबंध में सहयोग के लिए @UPGovt को धन्यवाद देना चाहता हूँ।— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) March 9, 2021Advertisement
Around 270 acres of land has been made available by the Uttar Pradesh government for the first phase of airport development, he noted.
“ATR72 aircraft operations will begin in the first phase. Additional land (558 acres) is being acquired by the state govt for further upgradation of the airport for operation of wide body aircraft in Phase-2,” he mentioned.
(With Inputs From PTI)