Uttar Pradesh Cabinet led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the proposal to rename the Ayodhya airport as Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, Ayodhya.
In this regard, the article of the proposed resolution for passing in the state assembly has also been approved.
It has also been decided to forward this resolution approved by the Council of Ministers from the State Legislative Assembly to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath had announced on the occasion of Deepotsav on Diwali eve in November 2018 that Ayodhya will have both international and domestic terminals and could potentially be one of the largest airports of UP.
According to sources quoted by news agency IANS in September, the Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP has set a deadline of December 2021 for the completion of the airport.
A survey was already done in May to identify land for the landing of larger aircrafts. The Yogi government has approved a sum of Rs 525 crores for the airport construction and a sum of Rs 300 crores has already been spent.
The process of acquiring more land for the project is underway, revealed Uttar Pradesh minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Nandi earlier.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri assured Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in September that the work on Ayodhya airport will be done in a phased manner. Adityanath discussed developing airport infrastructure facilities with Puri via video conferencing.