Vadodara, Oct 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the Vadodara International Airport on 22nd October. This is the first visit of Prime Minister Modi after assuming the office of Prime minister in 2014.
The state-of-the-art terminal, built at the cost of Rs 160 crore, is spread over 18,120 sq mt and can handle 700 passengers (domestic plus international) per hour. It will have 18 check-in counters. The airport is located in Harni area on the outskirts of Vadodara. The airport is Gujarat's first and country's second 'green' airport after Chandigarh's terminal.
The local administration of Vadodara and Chhota Udepur districts has geared up for the preparations of the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi.
"After arriving in Vadodara, the PM Modi will first inaugurate the newly-built international terminal at the city airport and then he will attend Divyang camp at Navlakhi ground," said an official of Gujarat Information Department.
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.
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.