Narendra Modi Inaugurates Kushinagar Airport:- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 29th international airport of the country in Kushinagar and it is the third international airport for Uttar Pradesh. The inauguration was done in the presence of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son and a 125-member delegation. Kushinagar happens to be a place where Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. This airport is expected to boost up the tourism in Uttar Pradesh. The state's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with ambassadors for 15 countries to India and a host of dignitaries attended the event. The first flight arrived from Colombo with several Buddisht monks and pilgrims.
Tomorrow is a special day for our infrastructure and civil aviation sector. The Kushinagar International Airport will be inaugurated, with the inaugural flight landing from Colombo, whose passengers include a group of respected monks. This airport will benefit UP and Bihar. pic.twitter.com/ZPraanod1o— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2021
The tourists can visit six Buddhist sites in Uttar Pradesh after landing in Kushinagar. Kushinagar airport will offer a hassle-free connectivity for the tourists who earlier had to rely on the airports of Kolkata, Delhi and Varanasi. Kushinagar airport is spread across 590 acres with world-class facilities. An eight-storeyed state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower is constructed and Rs 17.5 crores is spent on it. As per the experts, the Kushinagar International Airport will turn a boost for the aviation and tourism industry of Uttar Pradesh. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport at Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport at Varanasi are operational in Uttar Pradesh for now and the Jewar airport in Gautam Budh Nagar is getting ready soon.
Kushinagar airport will boost connectivity and tourism. Here is my speech. https://t.co/5pXUE3rQho— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 20, 2021