PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The Kushinagar airport will serve nearby districts of UP and Bihar and is an important step in boosting investment and employment opportunities in the region.
“More than 50 new airports, or those which were not in service earlier, have been made operational,” says PM Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh
PM Modi also said that a major step related to Air India was taken recently to run the country’s aviation sector professionally and to give priority to facilities & security. This step will give new energy to India’s aviation sector.
PM @narendramodi inaugurates the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh today. The airport will serve nearby districts & will be an important step towards boosting investment & employment opportunities in the region. #यूपीकेविकासकीनई_उड़ान pic.twitter.com/qVqetBiUoS— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) October 20, 2021Advertisement
Delhi-Kushinagar direct flights from November 26
Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia has announced direct flights between Delhi and Kushinagar four times a week starting from November 26.
Aviation Minister also said that direct flights to connect the Kushinagar airport to and from Mumbai, Kolkata will be launched soon
Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport
The inauguration of the Kushinagar International Airport has been marked by the landing of the inaugural flight at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka, carrying a Srilankan delegation of over a hundred Buddhist Monks & dignitaries including the 12-member Holy Relic entourage bringing the Holy Buddha Relics for Exposition.
SriLankan Airlines is honoured to be the first international airline to operate to Kushinagar on the occasion of the inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport. The Airline made history with the flight, signifying the deep-rooted cultural ties between Sri Lanka and India. pic.twitter.com/vjFgbWQ9RL— SriLankan Airlines (@flysrilankan) October 20, 2021Advertisement
The delegation also comprises of Anunayakas (deputy’s heads) of all four Nikatas (orders) of Buddhism in Sri Lanka i.e Asgiriya, Amarapura, Ramanya, Malwatta as well as five ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka led by Cabinet Minister Namal Rajapakshe.
About Kushinagar International Airport
The Kushinagar International Airport has been built at an estimated cost of ₹260 crores. It will facilitate domestic & international pilgrims to visit the Mahaparinirvana sthal of Lord Buddha and is an endeavor in connecting the Buddhist pilgrimage holy sites around the world.
The airport will serve nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is an important step in boosting the investment & employment opportunities in the region.