PM Modi inaugurates terminal building of Vadodara airport, says happy it has joined green movement along with Kochi

"I am happy that 2 airports in India have joined the green movement - one in Kochi and now another one in Vadodara," PM Modi said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 22, 2016 7:47 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the integrated terminal building of Vadodara Airport in Gujarat, which is now the country’s second green airport after Kochi, and said such projects will encourage people to take up environment-friendly constructions. The PM expressed his happiness on the occasion and said that two airports have now joined the green movement in the country. “I am happy that 2 airports in India have joined the green movement – one in Kochi and now another one in Vadodara,” he said.

Watch | PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the new Integrated terminal building of Vadodara Airport

“It will be considered as one of the top-class airports of the country,” Modi said. He said the airport is constructed on the principle of green infrastructure using bricks of fly ash. “Construction of such iconic buildings on green concept will encourage citizens to take up construction on these lines,” said the Prime Minister.

Spread in an area of 17,500 sq mt, the new integrated terminal has been built at a cost of Rs 160 crore. It has been
designed to handle 700 passengers, including international fliers, per hour with 18 check-in counters, which would help in a seamless boarding process. It took about seven years to complete the project as the then Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel had laid the foundation stone in 2009.

The 8,100-meter-long runway of the Vadodra airport can handle small and narrow body aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737s. Besides national carrier Air India, private airlines likes IndiGo and Jet airways are operating from here. Stressing on the need to focus on connectivity for development, Modi said the first Railway University to be set up here is an important decision in this direction and will impact the next century.

“The government has taken a very important decision whose impact will be felt for nearly 100 years. And the decision is that country’s first railway university will be constructed in Vadodara,” Modi said addressing public after inaugurating the terminal.

PM Modi also talked about the new aviation policy implemented by the government in Gujarat. “A new aviation policy has been released under this Government which looks at growth of the sector,” he said.  Talking about growing tourism in the country, Modi said that improving air connectivity will improve the growth of tourism sector in the country. “We have limitless opportunities when it comes to tourism in India. I am sure that Vadodara will contribute to that,” he said.

Modi also talked about his plans to bring in new technological innovations to railways network in the country. Talking about Indian railways, the prime minister said, “Many innovations have happened in the world. We need to bring new technology to the Railways.”

The Prime Minister also talked about the upcoming Railway University at Vadodara. “India’s first Railway University will be at Vadodara soon. Imagine the contribution it will make,” the Prime Minister said.

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First Published on: October 22, 2016 4:05 pm
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    Jay
    Oct 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm
    Gagan vihari Prime Mazdoor (Sevak)
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      A. KHAN
      Oct 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm
      THANKYOU MODIJI..FOR DEVELPMENT...WE ARE WITH YOU.
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        cj
        Oct 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm
        This is headline news? More dikhawa from the jhumla guy
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          cj
          Oct 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm
          your comparison is way off, inaugurating an airport does not become the main headline news except to create dikhawa from a paid print. What is happening at border is more important. Stop being a blind follower.
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            dd
            Oct 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm
            Nice execution by team Modi.
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              Ranjitsinh Jadhav
              Oct 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm
              Vadodara vasis great hope of nameing Sir SAYAJI Terminal badly murder by BJP may impact in next election lets sea.
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                Kadu
                Oct 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                PM helped one more International airport to Gujarat Gov. officers to earn under table "BRIBERY' money an open corruption by white and brown dress
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                  Kejriwal Fan
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                  Delhi has a much bigger terminal than vadodra, rajkot, ahmedabad, bhuj, surat combined. but no one in the media will ever report it.
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                    Rishi Raj
                    Oct 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                    A Tonga which runs on schedule has an advantage which a dela flight has not. But an integrated approach is required. People will certainly not come to have selfies with Modiji.
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                      Rishi Raj
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                      Creating showpieces should be avoided. Tourism will not be impacted positively by improved connectivity alone. Moreover, connectivity itself will not improve by building longer runways alone. We need a disciplined workforce and management for that.
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                        Rishi Raj
                        Oct 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                        Took and left, but what of people who are looting the exchequer and refusing to leave?
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                          Ram
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 11:42 am
                          Good for barodians. The fact is it was started in May 2011 during UPA govt. It was dela to give credit to BJP.
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                            Praveen kumar
                            Oct 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm
                            Why focus is still relying on western portions of the country when East is craving for development. Parity awaited.
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                              sai ansh
                              Oct 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm
                              And to visit your so-called "disciplined workforce" tourist will come by tonga?
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                                sai ansh
                                Oct 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                                If inaugurating a new facility for the nation is not news then what, Raga distributing khaats in UP? (which those who had bothered to come simply took and left!)
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                                  sai ansh
                                  Oct 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm
                                  Was that terminal inaugurated this week?
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                                    Rauf
                                    Oct 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm
                                    TEA WALA MODI ,,, in 2 and half years your Modi loser build complete India ,,, Lier and looters of India money ,,,, Chor hai
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                                      Thimma Reddy
                                      Oct 22, 2016 at 11:57 am
                                      Many projects started by UPA after taking loads of corrupt money for themsleves, no money was left to complete. BJP had the comitment and the will to complete the projects without corruption.
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                                        Thimma Reddy
                                        Oct 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                                        My friend,UPA started many projects to pocket themselves and no money left for the projects. BJP completes projects without corruption. That is the difference, who should take the credit then?
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                                          Prateik
                                          Oct 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                                          Pimp rauf
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                                            us_a
                                            Oct 22, 2016 at 11:56 am
                                            Gujarat was under BJP rule even in 2011, what's your point?
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