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Gorakhpur to have air connectivity with Mumbai, Kathmandu: UP

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

The temple town here will soon have air connectivity with and Nepal's capital Kathmandu, chief minister said today after inaugurating the first terminal of Gorakhpur airport.

Emphasising on the importance of regional air connectivity, he said the priority of the state is to start flight services to places like Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Jhansi and Faizabad.

"From development point of view, it is important that districts in have low-cost air connectivity with the rest of the country and inauguration of this terminal is an effort in that direction," Adityanath said.

"Soon, air service from Gorakhpur to and Kathmandu will be started," the chief minister said.

He said that Prime Minister Modi is committed to providing cheap aviation services to the citizens, adding, "His dream is that even a poor person should fly in an aeroplane."

Union aviation minister Jayant Sinha, who was present on the occasion, said, "Another addition has been made to the developmental programmes of Prime Minister Modi."

He also asked officials to commence the construction of the second terminal of the Gorakhpur airport at the earliest.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 16:57 IST