Modi will inaugurate Ayodhya Airport on December 30

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Scheduled for inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30, 2023, the Ayodhya Airport is anticipated to assist the historic city in managing the anticipated surge in visitors to the birthplace of Lord Ram.

On December 30, the inaugural flight from Delhi to the forthcoming airport will be operated by the private carrier IndiGo. As commercial services commence on January 6, 2024, IndiGo will provide flights to major cities including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Goa.

Set for inauguration in January 2024, the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to bring about a notable increase in travel activity. Simultaneously, efforts are underway at full throttle to complete the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya before its planned inauguration on January 22, 2024.

Officially named the Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport, this airport has been constructed at an approximate cost of Rs 350 crore as part of the Central Government's Regional Connectivity Scheme. Situated just 8 km away from the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the airport is anticipated to transform into a significant air travel hub following the grand inauguration of the Ram Mandir.

"This cutting-edge airport reflects our dedication to improving air connectivity and fostering tourism in the sacred city of Ayodhya. Led by Prime Minister Modi, this initiative is poised to not only stimulate regional development but also pay tribute to the abundant cultural heritage linked with Lord Ram. I am optimistic that the airport will be a catalyst for the growth and prosperity of Ayodhya," remarked Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in a previous statement.

Flaunting a design that would give visitors a glimpse of the Ramayana era, the Ayodhya Airport would resemble the Ram temple in elevation.

“The design of the airport will reflect the idea and spirit of Ram Mandir, invoking a sense of spirituality and creating a sense of place for all passengers arriving and departing from the airport… The glass façade of the terminal will be designed to recreate a sense of being in the very palace of Ayodhya,” AAI said in a press statement.

 

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