Prayagraj airport to become an international facility before 2025 Mahakumbh: UP Deputy CM

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Last update: September 03, 2022, 6:36 PM IST

Maurya, who held a review meeting with officials from various departments in Prayagraj on Saturday. (Representative Image/File)

The Deputy Chief Minister also said that a proposal has been sent to the Union Petroleum Ministry for the construction of an oil refinery in Prayagraj.

Ahead of Mahakumbh in 2025, Prayagraj airport will become an international facility, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has said. Maurya, who held a review meeting with officials from various departments in the district on Saturday, said that in terms of passenger satisfaction, Prayagraj airport has secured the 13th position among the national airports in the country.

“It has been decided to expand the services of the airport and develop it as an international airport before the Mahakumbh of 2025,” he told reporters after the review meeting. He said Prayagraj has huge tourism potential and the authorities are planning to build a “Kanwar path” to facilitate the movement of devotees of Lord Shiva.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said that a proposal has been sent to the Union Petroleum Ministry for the construction of an oil refinery in the district. Regarding crop damage due to low rainfall in the state, Maurya said instructions had been issued to compensate farmers under the Prime Minister’s crop insurance scheme.

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