Monday, June 26, 2017

New terminal to come up at Agra airport

Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 64.94 crore for a new international terminal building at the Agra airport, an official said on Monday.
Work on the airport, renamed Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, is expected to begin in the first week of July, Agra Divisional Commissioner K. Ram Mohan Rao told the media.
The money will be used to buy land from farmers. The state government is purchasing 23.3 hectares of land in Dhanauli village, he said.
Rao said the air terminal project will boost tourism in Agra.
Since the last two days, tourism industry leaders and civil society activists have been on the warpath after the Union Government cleared the international airport project for Jewar close to the Yamuna Expressway.
Two local MPs and nine MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Agra were also unhappy and pressed the Yogi Adityanath government to respond to Agra’s long-pending demand for an international airport.
26/06/17 IANS/