Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in the temple city of Ayodhya on December 30 after inaugurating the Ayodhya Railway Station.
The Prime Minister also announced a slew of new projects that included eight new trains plying to and from the Ayodhya station. These projects are expected to cost Rs 15,000 crore, with the Centre aiming at easing devotees’ path to the Ram Mandir, set to be opened in January 2024.
PM Modi received a grand welcome after he landed in the city with large number of supporters showering petals at his connvoy as he waved hands at the crowd.
Ayodhya’s grand airport has been built by the Airports Authority of India after signing a MoU with the Government of Uttar Pradesh in April last year.
Phase 1 of the state-of-the-art airport has been developed at a cost of more than Rs 1450 crore.
The airport’s terminal building has an area of 6500 sqm, equipped to serve about 10 lakh passengers annually.