Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Kushinagar international airport in Uttar Pradesh. The airport was constructed to connect Buddhist pilgrimage sites around the world as well as to facilitate the travel of pilgrims to the final resting place of Lord Buddha.
The Prime Minister hailed the recent Air India-Tata deal, calling it a “major step” for India’s aviation sector. “A major step related to Air India was taken recently to run the country’s aviation sector professionally and to give priority to facilities & security. This step will give new energy to India’s aviation sector,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.