Ayodhya, December 28, 2023: Get ready for a major infrastructure boost in Ayodhya, the spiritual heartland of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on December 30th to officially inaugurate the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, lay foundation stones for crucial projects, and dedicate railway upgrades, marking a significant step in Ayodhya’s modern development.
Taking Flight with Maharishi Valmiki International Airport:
- Located 15 km from the city, this state-of-the-art airport will cater to 10 lakh passengers annually, opening doors for increased tourism and connectivity.
- The terminal building boasts eco-friendly features like LED lighting, rainwater harvesting, and a solar power plant, aiming for GRIHA 5-star rating.
- An extended runway allows operations of A-321/B-737 type aircraft, paving the way for direct connections to major cities.
- IndiGo is set to operate the inaugural Delhi-Ayodhya flight, with commercial services commencing on January 6th.
Connecting Through Railways:
- PM Modi will dedicate three railway projects worth ₹2300 crore, including line tripling, doubling, and electrification initiatives.
- These upgrades will enhance regional connectivity and boost tourism inflow to Ayodhya.
- Additionally, two new Amrit Bharat trains (Darbhanga-Ayodhya and Malda Town-Bengaluru) and six Vande Bharat trains will be flagged off, offering faster and more comfortable travel options.
Laying the Foundation for Future Growth:
- Beyond the airport and railways, PM Modi will initiate development projects worth over ₹11,100 crore.
- This includes a greenfield township, national highway expansion, bypass modification, a CIPET center, and municipal office construction.
- These infrastructural advancements aim to create a modern and vibrant living environment for Ayodhya’s residents.
A Momentous Occasion:
PM Modi’s visit to Ayodhya, coinciding with the ongoing construction of the Ram Mandir, signifies a crucial turning point in the city’s evolution. The dedication of new infrastructure projects and the inauguration of the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport promise to unlock unprecedented growth and opportunities for this revered land.