Uttar Pradesh is on the verge of obtaining the third international airport, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) having given all the necessary authorizations to Kushinagar airport for international flights, the minister informed on Tuesday. from the Civil Aviation Union, Hardeep Singh Puri.
Kushinagar Airport obtains the necessary authorizations from the DGCA to become the 3rd authorized international airport of the UP. It will stimulate tourism in the region and facilitate travel on the Buddhist circuit by providing direct air connectivity to the city where Lord Buddha has reached Mahaparinirvana. ” Tuesday.
Kushinagar Airport obtains the necessary authorizations from the DGCA to become the 3rd approved international airport of the UP. Will stimulate tourism in the region and facilitate travel on the Buddhist circuit by providing direct air connectivity to the city where Lord Buddha reached Mahaparinirvana. pic.twitter.com/PhQsp9RLJ3
– Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) February 23, 2021
The Union cabinet approved in June last year the status of Kushinagar airport as an international facility. Following the start of international flights, this airport will be the state’s third functioning international facility, providing improved connectivity to several key Buddhist pilgrim sites.
Currently Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi are the two international airports in Uttar Pradesh.
Kushinagar will serve as the closest international airport to several Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Lumbini, Shravasti and Kapilvastu.
Earlier, the government said that every day around 200 to 300 worshipers from Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Myanmar, among others, come to offer prayers in Kushinagar.