First phase of Ayodhya Airport will be completed by the end of December, PM Modi will inaugurate; Union Minister also gave update regarding Bullet Train
Addressing a conference on overall development in infrastructure in India for civil aviation and steel, the Union Minister said the first section of the bullet train project is expected to be commissioned in three years. Also told that the construction work of the first phase of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport will be completed by the end of December.
Union Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia said on Friday that the work on the first phase of Ayodhya airport will be completed by the end of December. He said that the construction work of the first phase of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport being built in Ayodhya will be completed by the end of December, this airport is the focus area of the government.
Scindia said the first section of the bullet train project is expected to start in three years. Addressing a conference on overall development in infrastructure in India for civil aviation and steel, the Union Minister said, "We are very much focused on our capital expenditure programme. Regarding airports, our Rs 95,000 crore There is a capital expenditure plan of Rs. 500 crore, in which about 25 per cent will be by the government and 75 per cent by the private sector."
When asked about Ayodhya airport, Scindia said he is monitoring the project daily. A chart has been created to update the progress of the project. "By the end of this month I will assure you that it will be ready and when it is completed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it," he said.
Scindia further said that the second airport in Navi Mumbai and Jewar Airport in Uttar Pradesh will be operational by the end of next year. In the airport sector, only 74 airports were built in the 65 years since independence. However, since 2014, 75 airports and helipads were added in the country, taking the total to 149 and the number will increase further by 2030.
Speaking on the railway sector, Scindia said that 2014 saw a transformation with the introduction of new high-speed Vande Bharat trains, which can accelerate to 100 km in just 52 seconds. “The country will continue to improve rail services and passenger safety,” he said.
The government is going to bring bullet trains to India within three years. India will achieve the No. 1 position in rail service," he said. He added that by the end of 2026 and the beginning of 2027, the first section of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project will be operational.