Cabinet grants international status to Vijayawada airport in Andhra Pradesh, India
International Published on: 04 May, 2017 @ 3:22 PM
New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday granted international status to Vijayawada airport. Proposal is expected to add to improved connectivity to the state capital
The decision to upgrade the status of Vijayawada airport, as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 was taken by the Union Cabinet, whose meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- "The proposal will add to improved connectivity to the state capital," the Union Cabinet said in a statement.
- "It will provide wider choice of services at competitive costs to the air travellers and give a boost to domestic/international tourism and socio-economic development of Andhra Pradesh by bringing in international passengers and cargo traffic."
Vijayawada International Airport will welcome people from all over & provide an opportunity to discover Andhra Pradesh. @ncbn— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 3, 2017
As per the decision of the Cabinet, Vijayawada, the land of victory, joins the club of international airports in India.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 3, 2017