The historic city of Ayodhya will now be getting a state-of-the-art airport which is going to benefit visitors and pilgrims who want to visit the new Ram Temple which is going to be constructed.
Speaking about this, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a statement. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has sanctioned 242 crores for this project.
The airport is expected to begin operations early next year and the Ram temple at Ayodhya is being built as per the supreme court of India order on August 05, 2020.
Ram Temple at Ayodhya is being built in an area of 270 acres and it is reported that the ATR72 aircraft will be operated in the first phase and eventually space will be upgraded for wider body aircraft and subsequently the airport will be upgraded to an international one.
This new airport will be named Maryada Purushottam Sriram Airport, Ayodhya which is taken after Lord Ram.
Along with this, other cities in Uttar Pradesh such as Aligarh, Moradabad, and Meerut will also be linked to an air service soon. Under the special area program, a budget of 300 crore INR has been allocated for special schemes of Purvanchal and a budget of 210 crore INR has been allocated for the Bundelkhand region.
With the construction of the new airport, it is believed that it makes it easier for tourists and visitors to visit the grand Ram Temple that is being constructed.