Maryada Purshottam Sriram Airport in Ayodhya: Facts!
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on December 21, 2022 that more than half of the construction on the future Ayodhya Airport has been done, and the ‘design marvel’ might be finished by June 2023.
The proposed project, officially named as the Maryada Purshottam Sriram Airport, will be the fifth airport in UP, India’s most populous state. The Ayodhya airport is being established at a cost of Rs 242 crore under the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme.
With the addition of the Ayodhya Airport, Uttar Pradesh would become the only state in India to have five international airports. The state of Uttar Pradesh already has two operational international airports: Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (Lucknow) and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (Varanasi).
Ayodhya Airport: Key Information
The Ayodhya Airport will be built in three phases and would cover 821 acres of land. The Airport Authority of India is in charge of the construction (AAI). Vishal Infrastructure, located in Bangalore, won the bid for the runway construction. The UP government anticipates that the Ayodhya Airport would be functional in June 2023.
The Ayodhya Airport would be elevated to mimic the Ram temple, giving visitors a view of the Ramayana era.
“The architecture of the airport will mirror the concept and essence of Ram Mandir, eliciting a feeling of spirituality and establishing a sense of place for all travellers coming and departing from the airport. The terminal’s glass façade “shall be designed to evoke a sensation of being in the very palace of Ayodhya,” AAI claimed in a news release.
The new terminal structure, which has a total space of 6,000 square metres, is meant to service 300 people during peak hours and has an annual handling capacity of 6 lakh passengers, according to the statement.
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