Ayodhya’s next airport will be named after Lord Ram
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to name the next Ayodhya airport as Maryada Purshottam Shriram Airport.
A statement from the state government said the cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, approved the airport’s name and decided to submit the proposal to the civil aviation ministry. The land acquisition process for Ayodhya Airport is currently underway. The government of Uttar Pradesh is committed to the development of Ayodhya and its promotion as a world religious tourism site. The government is also in the process of hiring a global consultant for the general development of Ayodhya: infrastructure, conservation, tourism, etc.
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The Ayodhya airport naming was one of 21 different proposals that the UP cabinet approved on Tuesday, including the ordinance Uttar Pradesh Vidhi Viruddh Dharm Samparivartan Pratishedh Adhyadesh 2020 (UP ban from the 2020 illegal religious conversion ordinance). The government has introduced the ordinance to control illegal religious conversion through force, coercion, seduction, deception, fraud or marriage.
Following the cabinet decision on Ayodhya Airport, Chief Deputy Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya tweeted in Hindi: The Yogi UP government cabinet approved the naming of Ayodhya Airport as Maryada Purshotam Shriram Airport. Your state government is committed to positioning the city of Shriram Lala, Ayodhya, among the top religious sites in the world. “