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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 09:53 IST

Cabinet approves Surat Airport's international status

The elevation of Surat airport to international status is seen as a crucial step in enhancing economic growth.

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The Union Cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal to designate Surat airport as an international airport. The decision is poised to position Surat as a vital player in the global aviation landscape, ushering in a new era of economic prosperity for the region.

"This strategic move promises to unlock unprecedented economic potential, making Surat a key player in the international aviation landscape and fostering a new era of prosperity for the region," the government said in a press release.

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The elevation of Surat airport to international status is seen as a crucial step in enhancing economic growth, attracting foreign investment, and strengthening diplomatic ties. The surge in passenger traffic and cargo operations underscores the growing importance of Surat as a hub, making the international designation a significant impetus for regional development.

The decision aligns with the government's broader vision of boosting economic activities and connectivity in various regions across the country. The move is expected to not only enhance the city's accessibility but also stimulate trade and tourism, contributing to the overall economic vibrancy of the area.

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As Surat joins the league of international airports, stakeholders anticipate a positive impact on trade, tourism, and investments. The development is poised to create new opportunities for businesses and further elevate Surat's standing in the global economic landscape.

The official release did not specify a timeline for the implementation of this decision, but it underscores the government's commitment to fostering economic development and international connectivity in key regions across India.
 

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Published December 16th, 2023 at 12:23 IST

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