Indian Govt Will Build 9 New Airports In These Cities Across 5 States: Full List
India is changing rapidly. At a pace that would have seemed impossible to achieve a few years ago. In the last few years, India has given special attention to the development of infrastructure in the country, and hence owing to that, throughout the country 66 more airports have been built. And it looks like the government is in no mood to slow down.
16 new airports will be built in central India
Recently while addressing the PM-Gati Shakti Conference, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, informed that 16 new airports will be built in all five states of central India. These five states include Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.
While making the announcement the Minister stressed on the need for better integration among all stakeholders, particularly States and UTS for the success of PM-Gati Shakti.
“An airport will be built at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Airports will also be built in Ambikapur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Nine airports will be built in Uttar Pradesh, one in Rajasthan, and two in Maharashtra. National Highways of one lakh km will be widened under the PM-Gati Shakti,” he added further.
“The success of PM Gati Shakti will catalyze the multi-model connectivity in the country, leading to realizing the vision of USD 5 trillion economies. Gati Shakti initiative will not only help in bringing more investment in the country but also help create great employment,” the minister said.
The minister stressed the increased rate of development in the country
While speaking at the conference, Scindia stressed that only 74 airports were built in the last 70 years, now 66 more airports have become functional in the last seven years and India has a total of 140 Airports as of date. Under the leadership of PM Modi, PM-Gati Shakti is a great initiative to make India a superpower of the world, with the prowess of the best infrastructure, he added.
The Minister also noted that during the previous governments, whereas only one AIIMS was built in 10 years, now in the regime of the current government, 15 AIIMS have been built in the last seven years.
He also added the cargo capacity in the ports has increased from 1280 million metric tons to 1760 million metric tons during the period. According to him, the Rs 100 Lakh Crore scheme of PM-Gati Shakti is indeed a campaign to transform India into a global superpower.