On the occasion of the first phase of the Mopa international airport in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised that, thanks to the efforts of the people, India has risen to become the world’s third-largest aviation market. PM Modi added that the country has made every effort in the last eight years to improve ‘Ease of Travel’ for tourists.
The airport was built to boost air connectivity and tourism in the coastal state. PM Modi confirmed that the airport will be named Manohar International Airport after Manohar Parrikar, the late BJP leader and former Chief Minister of Goa.
In 2016, Prime Minister Modi laid the groundwork for the Mopa airport. The airport in Mopa will be Goa’s second, with another in Dabolim.
The airport, which cost Rs. 2,870 crores, is designed around the concept of sustainable infrastructure.
We have expanded visa-on-arrival services and simplified the visa application process, the Prime Minister added.
“Two airports have been established in a city for the first time in the country. Under the previous administration, not a single airport was built in a single year. Development will occur wherever there is a dual engine government “Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister, stated.
The airport is intended to help the state’s socioeconomic development. The airport’s first phase will serve approximately 4.4 million passengers per year (MPPA), with a saturation level of 33 MPPA.
“It has been the Prime Minister’s constant endeavour to provide world-class infrastructure and transportation facilities throughout the country.” The PM will inaugurate the Mopa International Airport in Goa as another step toward this goal, according to the statement.
The airport features cutting-edge technologies such as 3-D monolithic precast buildings, stabilroad, robomatic hollow precast walls, and 5G compatible IT infrastructure.
The government’s push to enable infrastructure with high-end facilities is also visible at the airport, which has a runway capable of handling the world’s largest aircraft, 14 parking bays as well as a night parking facility for aircraft, self-baggage drop facilities, state-of-the-art and independent air navigation infrastructure, and so on.