The Ayodhya international airport will be operational by the end of the year, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday while addressing a gathering in Dubauli village, Basti.
On the same day, Nitish Kumar, the district magistrate of Ayodhya, announced that the Uttar Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation has contracted Heritage Aviation Limited to begin helicopter services for devotees beginning on Wednesday. The service will be available for a trial period of 15 days for 3,000 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The DM stated that seven persons will be permitted to board the helicopter simultaneously.
Moreover, while addressing the crowd in Basti on Tuesday, the chief minister announced that the first phase of the Ram Janki Marg from Ayodhya to Sitamarhi, Bihar, has been completed. The chief minister also unveiled the statue of former MLC Dr. YD Singh and inaugurated the new AD Academy building. In addition, he published a book about Dr. YD Singh and praised his efforts to contain the dreaded Japanese Encephalitis disease.
Referring to the development initiatives, the minister stated, “The Munderwa sugar mill will produce ethanol.” This will be distributed to additional regions. Basti has begun to receive initiatives worth hundreds of crores, which will accelerate regional development and create jobs.”
In addition, he pledged a new college in Basti. “I implore young people to stay abreast of technological advancements. This will aid them in securing forthcoming employment opportunities in the state,” said the governor.
Later in the day, the prime minister addressed a second gathering while placing the cornerstone for the new Gorakhpur township, which will be constructed on the Deoria bypass. In addition, 172 additional projects totaling 3,838 crore will be completed in the region.
“I urge individuals to contact the Gorakhpur Development Authority (GDA) to purchase apartments at reasonable prices. A new Gorakhpur is taking shape. The expansion of the Air force station, the renovation of the Gorakhpur railway station, and the construction of six-lane and four-lane highways around the district had created new opportunities, the chief minister stated.
On the same day, the prime minister also proclaimed the establishment of an agriculture university in Kushinagar. On this occasion, he also distributed motorised wheelchairs to Divyangs. In addition, the prime minister laid the cornerstone for the Sachindra Nath Sanyal Memorial Institute. “The laying of the foundation stone of Sachindra Nath Memorial Institution at Daudpur Seva Ashram is an effort to preserve the memories of our freedom fighters,” said the chief minister, adding that there is also a memorial in the district jail honouring Ram Parsad Bismil and a zoological park named after Ashfaq Ullah Khan.
On Tuesday, CM Yogi also offered prayers at the Gorakhnath temple and participated in various other programmes. Additionally, he signalled the departure of 109 municipal corporation vehicles for refuse collection.
Tuesday marks the beginning of the chief minister’s three-day visit to the Purvanchal region. The premier will visit the districts of Basti, Gorakhpur, and Kushinagar during this time. On Tuesday, he was greeted by divisional commissioner Ravi Kumar NG and MP Ravi Kishan Shukla.