PM Modi to inaugurate India’s 29th International Airport at the major Buddhist site of Kushinagar in UP
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate a new international airport in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on the 20the of October.
During the inauguration ceremony, the President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is also expected to be present. In addition to this, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, along with a host of other dignitaries, including ambassadors from over 15 countries in India, will likely also honor the occasion with their presence.
This airport will be India’s 29e international airport. Kushinagar is an important cultural and religious place for India. It has significant relevance to Buddhism as it is a place where Gautama Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. For this reason, it is also considered a major tourist destination for the Buddhist brotherhood around the world.
According to reports, the first international flight will land at the airport from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. President Rajapaksa will be on board with a delegation of 125 members, as well as several Buddhist monks and pilgrims.
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The opening of this new airport is likely to improve air connectivity to the spot and eastern Uttar Pradesh as a whole. It will also attract international tourists from all over the world to this important Buddhist site. Previously, tourists had to pass through other cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Gaya to reach Kushinagar.
The airport covers over 590 acres of land, with an advanced air traffic control system and world-class facilities.
In addition, to improve the tourism experience, a large workforce is also being trained under the incredible Indian Tourism Facilitator Program of the Ministry of Tourism.