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Cabinet grants international status to Vijayawada airport

The central government on Wednesday granted international status to Vijayawada airport.

india Updated: May 03, 2017 21:48 IST
PTI, New Delhi
Vijaywada Airport,International Airport,Andhra Pradesh
The central government on Wednesday granted international status to Vijayawada airport. (PTI Representative Photo)

The central government on Wednesday granted international status to Vijayawada airport.

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.”

First Published: May 03, 2017 21:47 IST