Kushinagar International Airport details, Uttar Pradesh Kushinagar International Airport inauguration and history all the activities

Kushinagar International Airport details, Uttar Pradesh Kushinagar International Airport inauguration and history all the activities

Kushinagar International Airport is located in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. It is located 52 km east of Gorakhpur airport. [3] The airport is spread over 590 acres with a single airstrip of 3.2 kilometers long and 46 meters wide. It is capable of handling large sized aircraft.

Kushinagar Airport Uttar Pradesh Kushinagar Airport

[Description]

Airport TypePublic
ownershipAIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
directorAIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
SituationPadrauna, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
height above sea level266 ft / 81 m॰
flight strips11/29
Directionlength, feet, meter
length11/29
Surfaceasphalt
feet10,500
m3,200

[History and Development]

On 20 October 2021, a committee of the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, decided to recognize Kushinagar airport as an international airport. [5] It will be India’s 29th international airport and Uttar Pradesh’s fourth under construction airport. This airport also has strategic importance as the international border is nearby. Kushinagar is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana. Keeping in mind the international tourists coming here, the government has decided to make it an international airport. 650 acres of land has been acquired for this project at a cost of Rs 180 crore.

PM inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport in UP today: Photos, details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh today.

The inauguration is expected to take place at around 10 am, after which the first flight will land at the airport from Colombo, carrying a delegation of over 100 Buddhist monks and dignitaries.

The airport, built at an estimated cost of Rs 260 crore, will benefit domestic and international pilgrims by providing seamless connectivity to the Mahaparinirvana site of Lord Buddha.

The ancient city of Kushinagar is the final resting place of Gautam Buddha, where he attained Mahaparinirvana after his death.

Kushinagar International Airport will be the third international airport of Uttar Pradesh. At present, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi – are operational in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport in the Parinirvana of Lord Buddha in Uttar Pradesh today, October 20. The airport aims to promote tourism on the Buddhist circuit. PM Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, eminent monks from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia and ambassadors from various countries will participate in a program on the occasion of Abhidhamma Divas at Mahaparinirvana Temple on Wednesday.

Longest runway, costing 260 crores. PM Modi will inaugurate Kushinagar airport, know its specialty

Kushinagar International Airport Inaugration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport in UP today. CM Yogi Adityanath told that this will be the third international airport of Uttar Pradesh. The first flight at this airport will come from Colombo, Sri Lanka, which will have Buddhist monks including 125 passengers.

This airport has been prepared at a cost of Rs 260 crore in collaboration with the central and state government. Its terminal is spread over 3 thousand 600 square meters. The new terminal will facilitate the movement of 300 passengers during rush hour. Kushinagar is an international Buddhist pilgrimage center, where Lord Gautam Buddha attained ‘Mahaparinirvana’.

The runway of Kushinagar International Airport is 3.2 km long and 45 meters wide, which is the longest runway in UP. Its runway can handle 8 flights every hour. Not only this, such arrangements are being made at this airport, so that it can be easily flown here during the day as well as at night. An agreement was signed between the Airport Authority of India and the UP government on 5 March 2019. It was declared an international airport on 24 June 2020.

There will be direct flights from this airport to South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. Travelers coming here can visit Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Along with this, the journey of Shravasti, Kaushambi, Sankisha, Rajgir and Vaishali will also be done in less time.

There will be direct flights from this airport to South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. Travelers coming here can visit Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Along with this, the journey of Shravasti, Kaushambi, Sankisha, Rajgir and Vaishali will also be done in less time.

PM will also lay the foundation stone of medical college

After inaugurating the Kushinagar International Airport, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of the Government Medical College here. This medical college, being built at a cost of Rs 280 crore, will have 500 beds. In this, admissions of 100 MBBS students will start from 2022-23. Apart from this, PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 12 more development projects costing Rs 180 crore in Kushinagar.

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