International Airport to be built near Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal in Agra is the most sought after place for tourists coming to India from Different parts of the world. Travellers usually had to land to Capital city Delhi and then Make 200 km Journey to Visit the TAJ. Good news is that they don’t have to make this 200 km journey anymore as Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to build an International Airport.

The UP government has announced that they will provide 150 acres of land. The upgradation of the runway is expected to cost Rs. 100 crore and the work will be carried out under the supervision of the Air Force.

In early 2017, Assembly elections are to be held where Akhilesh Yadav’s Government is keen to start the project. An airport in Western Uttar Pradesh and High Court bench are two major demands of the voters.
State chief secretary Deepak Singhal said “I have already visited the site. The work will start soon and we plans to finish by March 2017”.

There had been a negative impact on tourism industry due to absence of direct commercial flights. Currently the city is well connected by the rail and road routes and can be accesses accordingly.

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