Lucknow. The land lease agreement for Ayodhya International Airport was signed between the Civil Aviation Department and Indian Airports on Thursday. On this occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that at present action is going on for 10 new airports. Presently 3 international airports are functional. Work has started on a war footing in Jewar, Asia’s largest airport. Also, when the international airport in Ayodhya will become functional, it will be the first state to have 5 international airports and when we make 10 new airports functional, Uttar Pradesh will be the first state to have 19 airports.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that today is an important day for us, when the land lease agreement has been signed between the state government and the Airports Authority of India to connect Ayodhya with air service. Today is also the holy day of Navratri. The event of Navratri is considered to be the date of transmission of energy. Energy is also a symbol of positive growth and when this symbol of development is associated with Ayodhya it makes the whole world swell.
He said that the process of construction of international airport in Ayodhya has started. For this, an important initiative is to have a land agreement between the state government and the Airport Authority of India. If any state has made good progress for the best air service connectivity within the country in five years, then Uttar Pradesh is one of them.
The Chief Minister said that in 2023 the construction work of Ram temple would have been completed and Ram Lalla would have been seated. We should prepare to make the airport functional in Ayodhya along with the construction of the temple. For this the state government will fully help. It will become an important medium for taking the economy to the top.
Said that the Prime Minister has considered air connectivity important for development. The Prime Minister says that air service should be available to the wearer of Hawai Chappal. As a result of this, in 2017 only two airports Lucknow and Kashi were fully functional, today 9 airports are functional. Whereas till 2017 we were able to serve 25 destinations, today there is air service to 75 destinations.
He said that as much land as is required for the first phase in Ayodhya has been made available. Only 86 acres of land is left for the international airport, we will take this work forward in two to three months. The funds for the land for the construction of the airport in Ayodhya have been made available to the district administration. Will make available as much land as is needed.
The Chief Minister said that excellent connectivity of air service opens many doors for development. Air service is developing rapidly in the state. We will establish Ayodhya as the most beautiful city.
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