In a good news, the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has decided that the proposed airport in Ayodhya will be named after Lord Ram and will have an international status.
The state government said that its Cabinet had approved the proposal to rename the Ayodhya airport Maryada Purshottam Shriram Airport and the government has set the December 2021 deadline for completion of the airport. It is worth mentioning here that the Yogi government is the first government in India to do so.
“The government believes that there will be huge tourist traffic – both domestic and international – in Ayodhya when the construction of a grand Ram temple is completed. The airport will further facilitate this,” an official spokesman said.
This initiative will also generate employment opportunities for the youth. According to the statement released by the Uttar Pradesh government, the land acquisition process is currently underway. The state government is working on the development of the city and its promotion as a global religious tourism spot.
After the Cabinet approved the proposal, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya tweeted, hailing the decision. “Yogi UP government’s Cabinet has approved the naming of Ayodhya airport as Maryada Purshotam Shriram Airport,” he posted. “Your state government is committed towards positioning Shriram Lala’s city Ayodhya among the top religious places in the world.”
Sources said that a survey for landing of larger aircrafts have already been done in May.
“The Yogi government has approved a sum of Rs 525 crore for the airport construction and a sum of Rs 300 crore has already been spent. The process of acquiring more land for the project is underway,” said Uttar Pradesh minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Nandi.