Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Inaugurated in Ayodhya


On 30th Dec, Prime Minister inaugurated the newly built Ayodhya Airport, now named Maharishi Valmiki International Airport.

Key Points

  • Significance of Maharishi Valmiki: Prime Minister expressed joy in naming the airport after Maharishi Valmiki, stating that Valmiki's Ramayana is a path of knowledge, connecting people to Shri Ram.
  • The airport will serve as a connection to Ayodhya Dham and the new Ram temple.
  • Development Phases: The state-of-the-art airport, developed at a cost of over Rs 1450 crore, can handle 10 lakh passengers annually.
  • Future Expansion: After the second phase, Maharishi Valmiki International Airport aims to cater to 60 lakh commuters annually.
  • Terminal Building: Spans 6500 sqm with a facade reflecting the temple architecture of the upcoming Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
  • Interior Decor: The airport is adorned with local art, paintings, and murals depicting the life of Bhagwan Shri Ram.
  • Various sustainable features include insulated roofing, LED lighting, rainwater harvesting, landscaping with fountains, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, and a solar power plant.
  • Designed to meet GRIHA - 5 star ratings, emphasizing environmental responsibility.
  • Expected to improve regional connectivity, leading to enhanced tourism, increased business activities, and the creation of employment opportunities.