The state of Gujarat has got its first Greenfield airport in Hirasar village, around 30 km from Rajkot. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the international airport which was built in an area of 1,025.50 hectares (2,534 acres), out of which the Airports Authority of India has constructed the airport in an area of 1,500 acres. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the Rajkot International Airport on October 7th, 2017..
PM Modi inaugurates Rajkot International Airport in Gujarat
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Key features of Gujarat’s Rajkot International Airport
- The terminal building is GRIHA -4 compliant (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)
- The New Terminal Building (NITB) is equipped with various sustainability features like Double Insulated Roofing System, skylights, LED Lighting, Low Heat Gain Glazing etc.
- The new airport is a mixture of modern technology and sustainable features.
- The airport is inspired by the cultural vibrancy of Rajkot
- The Rajkot International airport is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Airport Authority of India and the Civil Aviation Department of the Government of Gujarat.
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The Rajkot International Airport will give a boost to employment opportunities as well as to the economy of the region. There will be an influx of tourists also.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates various development projects
Modi addressed a large gathering at the RaceCourse ground in Rajkot city. From the venue, the PM dedicated packages 8 and 9 of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana.
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The recently completed packages 8 and 9 of the SAUNI scheme will provide water to 52,398 acres of irrigable land in 95 villages and potable water to around 98,000 people of the Saurashtra region, said the release.
From the venue, the PM also inaugurated an over-bridge and a newly-constructed library.