PM Narendra Modi held virtual meeting today with UP Chief Minister to review the developments in Ayodhya project. This was their second meeting this month; they had the first one earlier this month.
Yogi talked about various developments including better roads, railway station and an airport.
In February, Yogi Adityanath said that the state government’s proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the centre.
“The UP government’s proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the centre. About ₹ 1,000 crore has been allocated to the district administration by the state government. The central government has disbursed ₹ 250 crore,” he had told news agency ANI.
PM Modi described the Ayodhya city as “a city by and for every India”.
“Ayodhya is both spiritual and sublime. The human ethos of this city must be matched by futuristic infrastructure, which is beneficial for everyone including tourists and pilgrims,” the Prime Minister reportedly said, adding that that developmental works in the town will continue in the foreseeable future.
The UP government had announced several project for promoting the city as a religious tourist destination ahead of the ceremony for the Ram mandir in Ayodhya last year. The plan for airport was announced in 2018. Ayodhya as of now has an airstrip for VIP use which, as per government’s announcement, will be converted into an airport.