PM Modi  to inaugurate the Vadodara International Airport on October 22
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 10-Oct-2016

Vadodara, Oct 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Vadodara International Airport at Harni. This is the first visit of Prime Minister Modi after assuming the office of Prime minister in 2014.

The local administration of Vadodara and Chhota Udepur districts has geared up for the preparations of the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi. Prime Minister is also schedule to attend the programme for divyangs. He will also distribute artificial limbs along with other equipments to the differently abled.

Speaking to the media Vadodara MP Ranjan Bhatt confirmed that Modi will also be inaugurating the airport. "Both the events have been finalized but the details are still being worked out. Various venues for the event are also being examined and would be finalized later," Bhatt said.

Around 8,000 differently abled from Vadodara and Chhota Udepur will be given the kits. The programme has been organized by the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities of the union ministry for social justice and empowerment along with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) and the district administration.

The airport is Gujarat's first and country's second 'green' airport after Chandigarh's terminal. The airport that built at an investment of Rs 162 crore has a capacity of handling 500 domestic and 200 international passengers. It has come up on 17,500 square meter land and has an 8,100 feet long runway.

In 2014 election Narendra Modi had contested his first parliamentary election from the Vadodara and won the election with a huge margin. He then vacated the Vadodara after being elected from Varanasi. This is the third Gujarat visit of Modi where state elections are to be held in December 2017.  Earlier he has visited other places in Gujarat including Limkheda in Dahod district.