PM Modi to inaugurate Mopa Airport on December 11


Panaji:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be commissioning various projects including Greenfield International Airport in North Goa on December 11 during his half-day-long visit to the coastal state.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters in Panaji that the Prime Minister will commission the first  phase of International Airport at Mopa in North Goa on December 11 during his visit.

Sawant said that the PM will also participate in the concluding function of World Ayurveda Congress in Panaji.

He said that Modi will also virtually inaugurate All India Institute of Ayurveda in North Goa, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Gaziabad (UP) and National Institute of Homeopathy, New Delhi from Goa.

Sawant said that Rs 2870 crore worth International Airport at Mopa will be the second facility in the state in addition to the existing one at Dabolim.

He said GMR Goa International Airport Limited will be operating this facility for a period of 40 years extended up to another 20 years. The project is spread across 2,312 acres of land in North Goa, the chief minister said.

He said that this airport will have a capacity of handling 44 lakh passengers per annum in the first phase which will go up to one crore per annum, when the entire project is completed.

Sawant said that the existing Dabolim Airport has a capacity of 85 lakh passengers per annum, but it does not have a facility to transport cargo, which is there in the new Airport.


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