Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said five new airports will be inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh in one month.
Speaking at the virtual function for the inauguration of flight service by IndiGo from Ayodhya to Ahmedabad, Scindia said, Ayodhya airport will be expanded and the runway extended to allow landing of bigger aircraft and operation of international flights.
Union Minister VK Singh, and other senior officials were present with Scindia on the launch of the first tri-weekly flights between Ahmedabad and Ayodhya.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath received the boarding pass for the first flight.
The Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30.
On that day, IndiGo and Air India Express operated flights to Ayodhya. Scindia on Thursday said five new airports will be inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh in one month that will take the total number of airports in the state to 19. The airports at Azamgarh, Aligarh, Moradabad, Chitrakoot and Shravasti will come up in the state.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth said that 100 chartered planes will land in Ayodhya on January 22 on ‘Pran Partishtha Day’.
“Around 100 chartered planes will land at the Ayodhya airport on January 22, to attend the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Temple. This will also show us the path of checking the potential of the Ayodhya airport,” said Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
“I am grateful to PM narendra Modi for giving the fourth international airport to Uttar Pradesh. The Ayodhya airport was inaugurated on December 30th,” the Uttar Pradesh CM added.
PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Ayodhya Airport and Railway Station on December 30.