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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate international terminal at Harni airport today

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:45 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Vadodara this afternoon to inaugurate the international terminal at Harni airport.

He will also attend a programme to distribute artificial limbs and other implements to more than 8000 'Divyangs' (disabled persons) in the city.

It will be Modi's first visit to Vadodara after being elected PM in May 2014. In the last Lok Sabha elections, Modi was elected from both Vadodara and Varanasi, but he retained the latter.

"After arriving in Vadodara tomorrow afternoon, the PM will first inaugurate the newly-built international terminal at the city airport and then he will attend Divyang camp at Navlakhi ground," said an official of Gujarat Information Department.

The state-of-the-art terminal, built at the cost of Rs 160 crore, is spread over 18,120 sq mt and can handle 700 passengers (domestic plus international) per hour. It will have 18 check-in counters. The airport is located in Harni area, on the outskirts of Vadodara.

After the function, Modi will head to Navlakhi ground, where artificial limbs, tri-cycles and other assistive devices will be distributed to over 8000 'Divyangs'.

The event has been jointly organised by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Kanpur-based Artificial Limb Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), and Vadodara district administration, stated a government release.

This will be Modi's fourth visit in the last three months to his home state, where the Assembly elections are due next year.


First published: 22 October 2016, 11:12 IST