Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tourism industry up in arms as Agra loses international airport bid to Jewar

The people of Agra, especially the tourism sector, had full hopes that the international airport will be constructed in the city of Taj Mahal as it holds significant importance in the tourism industry. Tourists from all over the globe flock to Agra in order to catch a glimpse of this famous wonder of the world.
The demand for an international airport in Agra is several decades old. When the Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria gained a place in the Modi cabinet, the hope became strong that the MP will canvass for the cause of an international airport in Agra at the Union government-level.
Katheria too assured the people that the international airport will be constructed in Agra. Even, the then Union MoS for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma had assured the Agra tourism industry that the international airport will be constructed in the city. However, Sharma changed tack as soon as he reached his constituency Noida and began the process for approval of an international airport at Jewar.
28/06/17 Siraj Qureshi/India Today

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