Published on : Saturday, July 1, 2017
On Friday, the Tourism organizations of the city introduced a signature campaign from Agra Cantt railway station urging for an international airport in Agra. The first day of the campaign succeeded in getting the support of over 400 people, while their aim remains 10,000 signs before they can actually put forward their request to Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. This signature campaign will take place in different locations including Taj Mahal and various commercial complexes.
Besides, a motorcycle rally on July 4th will take place in the residence of Agra MP Ramshankar Katheria. He is also president of the local advisory committee constituted by the Airport Authority of India. Additionally, the organizations have also formed Agra International Airport Sangharsh Samiti and launched a Facebook page. Side by side, a video of Mr. Narendra Modi’s pre-Lok Sabha elections speech in the year 2013 where he had promised an international airport for Agra has been added and liked by more than 8,000 people within a day of being posted.
To quote Rajiv Tiwari, who has been made convener of the Samiti, said, “I have stepped down as the member of the AAI’s advisory committee, given the fact that the body is toothless and has not been able to implement simple rulings, leave alone big measures like having regular flights from here or an international airport for Agra.”