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CM Yogi says five additional airports in Uttar Pradesh and 100 chartered flights to land in Ayodhya on January 22
Jan 11, 2024 04:48 pm

According to Scindia, Uttar Pradesh would welcome five new airports in less than a month, bringing the state's overall airport count to 19. In advance of the eagerly anticipated Ram temple consecration ceremony, the aviation infrastructure of the riverfront U.P. town was expanded on Thursday with the inauguration of the first tri-weekly aircraft between Ahmedabad and Ayodhya. Virtually, the airplane was flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, and other high-ranking officials.Excitement was high for the ceremonial launch, which saw CM Adityanath personally hand over the boarding card for the first flight.The chief minister spoke on the occasion and stated that on January 22, about 100 chartered aircraft carrying guests to the "pran pratishtha" ceremony are anticipated to land at the Ayodhya airport. He mentioned that a lot of plane landings will also aid in evaluating the newly constructed airport's potential.  Five new airports in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to open in less than a month, according to Scindia.With reference to the noteworthy advancements in the aviation sector in Uttar Pradesh, Scindia stated, "On December 30, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and PM Modi officially opened the Ayodhya Airport and Railway Station. That day, we launched the inaugural flight, operated by IndiGo and Air India Express, between Ayodhya and Delhi."A new history is being created today," he continued. On December 30, a magnificent new airport was inaugurated in the presence of Prime Minister Modi, bringing with it the enthusiasm of a new year for all of us who live in the sacred land of Ayodhya."Scindia went on to highlight the expansion of the state's aviation industry, saying that in 2014 there were just six airports in Uttar Pradesh; today, the state has ten airports, including Ayodhya airport. The UP will have five more airports by the following year. Inaugurating in the upcoming month will be one airport each in Azamgarh, Aligarh, Moradabad, Shravasti, and Chitrakoot. By the end of this year, Jewar will also have an international airport operational.On December 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya.