IndiGo Pilot Greets Passengers With Speech & Cake On 1st Flight To New Ayodhya Airport From Delhi

Ashutosh Shekhar, the captain for the inaugural flight from Delhi to Ayodhya, welcomed all the passengers on board. 

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
IndiGo Pilot Greets Passengers With Speech & Cake On 1st Flight To New Ayodhya Airport From Delhi

The first IndiGo aircraft to the new Maharishi Valmiki International Airport departed from Delhi on Saturday afternoon, only hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the airport in the Uttar Pradesh temple town of Ayodhya.  Ashutosh Shekhar, an IndiGo pilot, greeted each and every passenger on the aircraft. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Ayodhya on Saturday morning to launch a number of projects throughout the holy city. 

IndiGo Pilot Welcomes Passengers With Speech & Cake 

Days before the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple on January 22, PM Modi inaugurated the new Ayodhya airport. Ashutosh Shekhar, the captain for the inaugural flight from Delhi to Ayodhya, welcomed all the passengers on board. 

He was grateful to IndiGo for providing him with the chance to oversee a trip of this magnitude. He wished everyone a pleasant and enjoyable journey. While ending his speech, he said, “Jai Shri Ram.” The passengers then followed it by chanting “Jai Shri Ram.” 

The passengers and staff of the inaugural flight celebrated this historic moment by cutting a cake. Many passengers also carried orange flags with them and chanted “Jai Shree Ram” at the airport. 

 Also Read: New Ayodhya Airport: Cost, Architecture Style, First Pics & More As Construction Reaches Final Stage

A Representation Of Ram Temple

The construction of the first phase of the cutting-edge new Ayodhya Airport has cost more than ₹1,450 crore. The airport’s terminal building would be 6500 square metres in size and prepared to handle roughly 10 lakh passengers a year. The building’s front will have a representation of the architecture of the future Ram temple. 

As to the official announcement, the terminal building’s interiors are adorned with murals, paintings, and local artwork that portrays the life of Lord Ram. Moreover, the Ayodhya airport terminal building has a number of environmentally friendly features, including an LED lighting system, rainwater harvesting, insulated roofing, fountain-filled landscaping, sewage and water treatment plants, solar power plants, and many more.

Airbus A320, ATR-72, and Bombardier private planes can land and take off on the airport’s 2,200-metre-long by 45-metre-wide runway in the first phase. In the meantime, the runway will be extended to 3,200 meters in the second phase, when the airport will open for international travel.

Also Read: Floral Decor At Airport To CMs Greetings; Heres How Ayodhya Is Prepping For PM Modis Arrival

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