PM Modi will inaugurate Mopa International Airport in Goa
According to officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the international airport at Mopa in Goa during his visit to the coastal state on Sunday, where he will also speak at the valedictory ceremony of the World Ayurveda Congress.
They said he would also inaugurate a number of other projects, such as the All India Institute of Ayurveda in North Goa’s Dhargal, the National Institute of Unani Medicine in Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) and the National Institute of Homeopathy in Delhi’s Narela.
In a press release, the Goa Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) announced that the prime minister will address the World Ayurveda Congress at 2 p.m.
A state governor, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Steel Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shripad Naik, and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will all attend the commissioning ceremony at 4 pm of the Mopa international airport.
In addition to the existing airport at Dabolim in North Goa, the airport at Mopa in North Goa will be constructed for a cost of Rs 2,870 crore.
After the completion of the entire project, the airport is expected to handle one crore of passengers per year. The first phase of the project will handle 44 lakh passengers per year.
Currently, Dabolim Airport is capable of handling 85 lakh passengers a year, but it does not have the cargo facilities that the new airport offers.