Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated a state-of-the-art international terminal building of Harni airport, Vadodara and said that the facility will help boost connectivity as well as tourism in the state.
On the occasion, PM Modi said, "I am happy that two airports in India have joined the green movement - one in Kochi and now another one in Vadodara."
He also highlighted about his government's efforts to help the differently-able and said, “In every infrastructure we create, we have to be conscious about the requirements of our Divyang sisters and brothers.”
He also said that improved air connectivity will help boost tourism growth.
“We have limitless opportunities when it comes to tourism in India. I am sure that Vadodara will contribute to that,” he said.
PM Modi also briefed the gathering about a new aviation policy implemented by the Gujarat government.
“A new aviation policy has been released under this Government which looks at growth of the sector,” he said.
He said that his government will make best efforts to bring new technological advancement in the country's railways sector.
“Many innovations have happened in the world. We need to bring new technology to the Railways,” PM Modi said.
He also highlighted about an upcoming Railway University, India's first, in the city and said, “Imagine the contribution it will make”.
“Our work is not only about making schemes and initiatives. It is also about ensuring that they reach the intended beneficiaries,” he added.
After the event, he visited the Navlakhi Grounds where he distributed aid kits to around 10,000 differently-abled persons.
The function has been organized by the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.