New Airport Terminal at the Khajuraho Airport inaugurated
Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday
inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh.
Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R.K. Srivastava
and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion.
The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more
flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. Though it
continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100
international flights in future.
Speaking at the occasion, Raju said, "We need to increase the
international a bit. Now, if that happens, next what step will be - once this
thing falls in place - you need customs and immigration! Now, if customs start
everywhere, what is happening in the country; when custom starts, the flight
first start as a hopping flight."
"They hop from here to another place and then go out. When
the load comes in, they come direct. So we hope the loads here will be
developed. So everybody has to work together and we are doing that. We are
working in that direction. Infact, aviation has shown a growth this year. And we
hope to sustain it," he added.
The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is
equipped with facilities of international standard. Made of glass and steel, the
structure is equipped with state-of-the-art services and passenger facilities.
Courtesy: ANI News