Kushinagar soon to get international airport
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 21:30
  
Gorakhpur (UP): Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh will soon have an international airport as the Centre has given its nod to it.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airport Authority of India, has cleared the project, which is expected to provide a boost to pilgrim tourism in the state's Buddhist circuit.

The Rs 800 crore project is estimated to be completed within a period of three years.

Tourist inflow of Kushinagar, is expected to shoot-up ten times after the completion of the project, Tourism Officer, Gorakhpur, Arvind Kumar said today.

A public hearing was held today on Kushinagar airstrip in this regard to invite objections from the public, official sources said here.

The airport is targeted to serve more than 20 domestic and international flights every day, he said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 21:30


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