Prime minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Noida International Airport, Uttar Pradesh today.

PM said Noida International Airport will become the logistics gateway of northern India. “This airport will make the entire region a powerful symbol of the National Gatishakti masterplan,” he added.

Commenting on the economic fallout of infrastructure development, the prime minister said employment opportunities are created during airport construction. The airport also requires thousands of people to run smoothly. Therefore “this airport will also give new employment to thousands of people of western UP”.

The prime minister remarked that today Uttar Pradesh is turning into the most connected region of the country. He said, Noida International Airport will play a major role in the growing aviation sector of India and will be a key center of maintenance, repair and operations of aircrafts. He informed that the Maintenance, repair and overhaul MRO facility is coming up in 40 acre, giving employment to hundreds of young people. Today India spends thousands of crore rupees for getting these services abroad.

Commenting on the integrated multi-modal cargo hub that is coming up, he said that in a land-locked state like Uttar Pradesh airport will be very useful. This hub will serve industrial centres like Aligarh, Mathura, Meerut, Agra, Bijnor, Moradabad and Bareilly. He said Khurja artisans, Meerut Sports Industry, Saharanpur furniture, brass industry of Moradabad, Agra footwear and Petha industry will get huge support from the upcoming infrastructure.

Source : ITLN