Uttar Pradesh is set to get the third international airport because the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given all the required clearances for the Kushinagar Airport to function international flights, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri knowledgeable on Tuesday.
“Kushinagar Airport gets necessary clearances from DGCA to become 3rd licensed international airport of UP. Will boost tourism in the region & facilitate travel on Buddhist circuit by providing direct aviation connectivity to the city where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.,” Puri mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday.
Kushinagar Airport will get vital clearances from DGCA to grow to be third licensed international airport of UP. Will increase tourism in the area & facilitate journey on Buddhist circuit by offering direct aviation connectivity to the city the place Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. pic.twitter.com/PhQsp9RLJ3
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) February 23, 2021
The Union Cabinet had in June final 12 months authorised the Kushinagar airport’s standing as an international facility. After this airport begins international flights, will probably be the state’s third useful international facility, providing improved connectivity to a number of key Buddhist pilgrim websites.
Presently, the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi are the 2 international airports in Uttar Pradesh.
Kushinagar will function the closest international airport to a number of Buddhist pilgrimage websites in Lumbini, Shravasti, and Kapilvastu.
Earlier, the federal government had mentioned that on any given day, round 200-300 devotees from Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Myanmar, amongst others, come to supply prayers at Kushinagar.