Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh set to get international airport

Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

international airportIn order to boost Buddhist tourism, Kushinagar in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is set to get an international airport, the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) was informed on Monday.

 
Most of the formalities have been completed and the UP government as well as the Centre have taken steps forward to upgrade Kushinagar into an international airport, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, who is also Minister of State for Civil Aviation, said.

 
Responding to questions in the House he said the final decision will be announced shortly.
Heritage Tourism Circuit was launched last year in December under which places relevant to the life and events surrounding Mahatma Gandhi will also be developed.

 
Under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, so far, 13 thematic circuits have been identified for development. These include North East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and the Heritage Circuit.

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