Tomorrow, October 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh, NDTV reported.
Residents of the nearby districts in Bihar will also have easy access to the airport whose cost is estimated to be around rupees 260 crore.
The prime minister tweeted that the inaugural flight will land from Colombo.
Tomorrow is a special day for our infrastructure and civil aviation sector. The Kushinagar International Airport will be inaugurated, with the inaugural flight landing from Colombo, whose passengers include a group of respected monks. This airport will benefit UP and Bihar. pic.twitter.com/ZPraanod1o
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2021
After the inauguration ceremony, he will participate in an event to commemorate Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana temple, NDTV reported.
The day denotes the conclusion of a period of prayers for Buddhist monks during the rainy season.
Monks from many South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Bhutan will be present at the event.
(With inputs from NDTV)
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