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Ayodhya Airport will be named after Maryada Purushottam Shriram. At the same time, the airport will also be of international standard. The Yogi government has started an exercise to change the name and expand the airport.
Construction of the airport is planned to be completed by December 2021. After the construction of Ram temple, there will be a huge increase in the number of national and international devotees and tourists here. In view of this, the state government has planned to expand the airport.
It is to be noted that by April 2017, the Ayodhya airport was planned to be developed in two phases. The first phase in the techno-economic survey for this was to be developed for ATR-72 aircraft. The length of the runway was to be kept at 1680 meters. The second phase was to develop the airport to operate A-321, 200 seater aircraft.
The length of the runway was proposed to be 2300 meters. Later, CM Yogi Adityanath announced to make this airport eligible for Boeing-777 aircraft and change its name. The Airports Authority of India then submitted the revised report after conducting a physical survey on May 5 last year.
At the same time, about 15 acres of land was required for the residential area of the employees associated with the operation and security of the airport. In this way, the airport would require a total of 600 acres.
This airport being built in Ayodhya is not currently receiving international status, but the state government is preparing it under the standards of international airport. So that, like the Kushinagar Airport, it also gets the status of international airport before the start of the operations of the aircraft.
Instructions to propose estimated expenditure to the DM of Ayodhya
Director of Civil Aviation Department of the state, Surendra Singh has instructed the District Magistrate of Ayodhya to submit a proposal for the estimated amount for the airport by conducting village-wise, Gatawar area and evaluation of the land identified for the first and second phase. He has also been instructed to submit a proposal for residential area by marking land within three kilometers of the airport.