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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 12:01 IST

Ayodhya Airport completed in record time of 20 months, says Airport Authority Chairman

Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Sanjeev Kumar stated that the construction was completed in a record time of 20 months.

Ronit Singh
Ayodhya Airport
Ayodhya Airport | Image:ANI
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Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh: Ahead of the grand inauguration of the newly-built Ayodhya Airport, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Sanjeev Kumar stated that the construction was completed in a record time of 20 months.

Airports Authority of India undertook the development of Ayodhya Airport as per the MoU signed with the Government of Uttar Pradesh in April last year, according to the official. The Uttar Pradesh government provided 821 acres of land for the development of Ayodhya Airport, according to a government release.

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AAI Chairman Sanjeev Kumar asserted that air connectivity is important for Ayodhya adding that the Airport Authority is happy about the expansion. "The airport has been built in Ayodhya and AAI has completed it in a record time of 20 months," Sanjeev Kumar said. 

"Air connectivity is important for Ayodhya. With more passenger flow, the connectivity will also improve in Ayodhya. We at Airport Authority are extremely excited about this expansion, I believe the people of Ayodhya are also happy. PM Modi will inaugurate it today," he added.

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With the development of this airport, the pilgrims visiting Shri Ram Mandir along with famous nearby pilgrim destinations like Ram ki Paidi, Hanuman Garhi, Nageshwar Nath Temple, Birla Temple etc will get the benefit of this air connectivity.

The development of Ayodhya Airport will also facilitate businesses and pilgrimage tourism throughout the year and will improve the overall economy of the region.

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As per a government release, the airport has a runway length of 2200m and would be suitable for the operation of A-321 type of Aircraft. Two link taxiways and an apron suitable for parking eight A321 type of aircraft along with a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) area are also constructed.

Under Phase 2, the development of a new terminal building of 50000 sqm is planned which will be able to serve 4000 passengers during peak hours and 60 lakh passengers annually.

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The development will also include a runway extension from the existing 2200m to 3750m suitable for the operation of Code E (B-777) type of aircraft, a parallel taxi track and an apron for an additional 18 aircraft parking stands.

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 11:47 IST

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