NEW DELHI: A proposal has been signed by the UP government to open the international airport after seventy years of Independence in Agra. Now, the tourists will not face any problem while travelling.
The Defence Ministry has cleared the proposal to expand it to an international airport. Currently, Defence Ministry controls the lone Air Force airport in the Taj city.
Around 150 acres of land will be provided by the Uttar Pradesh government. The runway of the airport will be made in cost of Rs.100 crore. The airport will be constructed under the supervision of the Air Force.
The assembly elections in UP will be held next year, the government is taking initiative to come up with this project. The voters has demanded to open airport in UP as they suffer huge problems while travelling.
Agra's district officials said, “Land acquisition will not be a problem as the government has already taken the consent of 350 land owners around the existing base. Land, they said, will be available in less than a months time.”
"I have already visited the site. The work will start soon and we plans to finish by March 2017," state chief secretary Deepak Singhal told NDTV.
Presently, Agra can be gotten to by the rail and street course. However, the nonattendance of business flights for 7 decades has had a colossal negative effect on the tourism business.
"Sightseers land in Delhi, and their excursions are controlled by Delhi's expansive administrators," said a senior authority of the state tourism.
Authorities cite some genuine measurements to demonstrate their case. They say every year almost 65 lakh Indians and 7 lakh outsiders visit Taj alone. In any case, Agra has the extraordinary qualification of having three world legacy destinations in a 50 sq km region – the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Still, not more than 10 for every penny vacationers stay in Agra.
Boss Minister Akhikesh Yadav is by all accounts attempting to blessing yet another bonanza to his tribal town Sefai before the races. A week ago, Defense Ministry authorities examined the advancement of a freight terminal at Sefai air terminal – fabricated couple of years back when SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was the main clergyman. An utility for upkeep and repair of aero planes, alongside beginning a flying club was additionally examined.
It is not only the Samajwadi Party which needs to score focuses with the voters by pushing for framework creation and updates. The BJP, which needs to recapture lost ground in the most essential state, is going with the same pattern.
In accordance with this, the Air Force gave on a fundamental level endorsement for a proposition to restore an ancient runway on 273 sections of land at Lalitpur locale.
The Defense Ministry has consented to give the whole land to state government in lieu of an equivalent territory somewhere else – making ready for the arrival of Army and state government air ship and additionally the opening of a flying club.