2, 3-tier cities will have air connectivity: Modi

modiPrime Minister Narendra Modi said his government is working on a mission mode to spur growth in aviation sector in the country.

Dedicating the new integrated terminal building of the airport in Vadodara in Gujarat, Modi noted that India in the near future would probably become the third country in the world in terms of airport activity benchmarks and “if you think only 80 to 100 airports are enough, then we are trying to create hurdles in the country’s growth”

He said the country’s development can take new dimensions if attention is given to tier-2 and tier-3 cities, which have the same potential, and referred to government’s new regional connectivity scheme

Attacking the previous governments, he said, “Earlier airports were set up, planes would fly but the country did not have an aviation policy.

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. 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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