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PM Modi inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport, know why it is special



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated an international airport in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district. It is expected that this will give a big boost to trade and tourism in the region. Kushinagar is significant particularly for Buddhist pilgrims because of its Buddhist religious sites.

Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha is believed to have attained Mahaparinirvana. Ambassadors of Sri Lanka and Thailand where Buddhism is practiced hailed the inauguration of the airport. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present during the inauguration.

“Kushinagar International Airport is the result of decades of hopes and expectations. My happiness is two-fold today. As curious about the spiritual journey, I have a sense of satisfaction. As a representative of the Purvanchal area, it is time for the fulfillment of a commitment,” PM Narendra Modi said.

About Kushinagar International Airport 

Kushinagar airport has the longest runway in Uttar Pradesh with a length of 3.2 kilometres and a width of 45 metres.

The Kushinagar International Airport tarmac will be able to accommodate four big aircraft, as per a media report.

The airport has the capacity to handle eight flights every hour including four arrivals and four departure flights.

The peak passenger capacity of Kushinagar International Airport is 300 passengers per hour, a media report suggests.

The Kushinagar International Airport has been constructed at a whopping cost of Rs 260 crore.

The passenger terminal of the Kushinagar International Airport is spread across 3,600 square kilometres.

SpiceJet will operate flights on the Delhi-Kushinagar-Delhi sector four times a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

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