PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport and termed the facility of the airport, as a tribute to the devotion of Buddhist society.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport giving a major boost to the tourism sector in Uttar Pradesh.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that India is the centre of the faith of Buddhist society around the world. He termed the facility of Kushinagar International Airport, as a tribute to their devotion.
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This region, the Prime Minister said, is witness to the entire journey from the enlightenment of Lord Buddha to Mahaparinirvana. Today this important region is getting directly connected to the world, he said.
The Prime Minister highlighted the special focus on the development of the places associated with Lord Buddha through better connectivity and the creation of facilities for the devotees.
The Prime Minister welcomed the Sri Lankan flight and delegation that landed at Kushinagar. “Development of Kushinagar is one of the key priorities of the UP and central governments,” He said.
He said that tourism in all its forms, whether for faith or for leisure, needs modern infrastructure complete with rail, road, airways, waterways, hotels, hospitals, internet connectivity, hygiene, sewage treatment and renewable energy ensuring a clean environment.
“All these are interconnected and it is important to work on all these simultaneously. Today's 21st century India is moving ahead with this approach only”, the Prime Minister said.
He announced that under the UDAN scheme, more than 900 new routes have been approved in the last few years, out of which air service has already started on more than 350 routes. More than 50 new airports or those which were not in service earlier, have been made operational.
PM Modi also highlighted the development regarding the aviation sector in Uttar Pradesh as air connectivity is constantly improving in the state. In Uttar Pradesh, 8 airports are already functional before Kushinagar airport. Work is on Jewar International Airport after Lucknow, Varanasi and Kushinagar. Apart from that, airport projects are going on in Ayodhya, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Moradabad and Shravasti, as per the information provided by the Prime Minister's Office.
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