On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the new Mopa airport in Goa would be named after former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mopa International Airport in Goa with the goal of increasing air connectivity and tourism in the coastal state.
“The modern airport in Mopa will significantly improve connectivity and boost tourism in Goa. Manohar International Airport exemplifies the country’s changed government thinking and approach to infrastructure today. We took the initiative to bring air travel to the country’s smallest cities “PM Modi stated
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mopa International Airport, which will significantly improve the country’s air connectivity. The new international airport, located about 35 kilometres from Panaji, will soon be operational, as IndiGo and GoFirst have already announced plans to launch 168 and 42 flights, respectively, for the airport in the coming months. Indigo claims it will be the airline’s largest-ever new station launch, connecting New Goa International Airport to eight cities across India immediately. PM Modi laid the airport’s foundation stone in November 2016.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji inaugurated the Manohar International Airport- Mopa Goa, in the august presence of HMCA Shri @JM_Scindia, HCM Shri @DrPramodPSawant and other senior dignitaries. (1/4)#MopaInternationalAirport #MopaAirport #Goa pic.twitter.com/qo4mmuJoXu
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Chief minister Pramod Sawant announced that the airport will be named after former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
The PM laid the groundwork for Mopa Airport in November 2016. It will be the state’s second airport; Goa’s first airport is located in Dabolim.
The airport was built on the theme of sustainable infrastructure at a cost of around 2,870 crore.
The new international airport is located in northern Goa, about 35 kilometres from Panaji, the state capital.
The greenfield international airport at Mopa in North Goa, with a capacity of 44 lakh passengers per year that can be scaled up to 330 lakh, is expected to boost the state’s GDP and increase job opportunities.