Ayodhya Airport Facilities


Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said the inauguration of Ayodhya airport will be a historic day for the country and in the second phase, it will be expanded extensively by increasing its overall area and increasing the length of the runway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Ayodhya airport on Saturday, which is built on an area of 6,500 square metres. Scindia said in an interview to PTI that connectivity with Ayodhya airport will increase in the coming days.

He said, “There is tremendous potential for development of civil aviation capacity across the country and it is especially important for Ayodhya as it is religiously and spiritually linked in our hearts. According to him, the second phase of the airport project The plan is to grow from a 6,500 square meter facility to a 50,000 square meter facility.

He said, ‘We are expanding the runway to 3,750 meters which is enough for international flights. The first phase of Ayodhya airport has been developed at a cost of over Rs 1,450 crore. The airport’s terminal building has an area of 6,500 square meters and can serve approximately 1 million passengers annually.

He said, “When the Ayodhya airport will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, that is, tomorrow will be a day not only for civil aviation, not only for Ayodhya city, not only for Uttar Pradesh, not only for India, but for all of them.” It is going to be a historic day for those who believe in the vibrancy of our souls and commitment to Hinduism.”

The Ayodhya airport will be named ‘Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham’ and a notification in this regard is likely to be issued soon, an official said. A release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Thursday said the airport will improve connectivity in the region, thereby boosting tourism, business activities and employment opportunities.

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) had said earlier this month that the airport, which received the aerodrome license from aviation regulator DGCA on December 14, has a runway of 2,200 meters long and will be capable of day and night operations as well as a runway of more than 550 metres. Also suitable for low visibility conditions. The front part of the terminal building reflects the architecture of Shri Ram Temple. The interiors of the terminal building are decorated with local art, paintings and murals depicting the life of Lord Shri Ram.

The terminal building of Ayodhya Airport is equipped with various sustainability features like insulated roofing system, LED lighting, rain water harvesting, landscaping with fountains, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, solar power plant. Earlier this month, IndiGo had said it would operate the inaugural flight from the national capital to Ayodhya airport on December 30 and commercial services would begin from January 6.

As dense fog at Delhi airport has disrupted flight operations over the past few days, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said his ministry is coordinating with airports and aviation companies and taking steps to deal with the problem. Used to be. Terming the fog issue as a ‘temporary phenomenon’, he also said in the interview that the situation this year has been a bit unprecedented in terms of the density of fog. Due to dense fog, many flights were diverted and delayed at Delhi airport.
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