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Gujarat: Opposition parties are worried seeing the country moving forward, PM Modi said after inauguration of airport

Pankaj Prasad
PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated an international airport near Rajkot city of Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated an international airport near Rajkot city of Gujarat. On this occasion, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and many senior BJP leaders were present with him.

It is Gujarat's first greenfield airport and has been built at a cost of Rs 1,405 crore, a government release said. Located in Hirasar village, about 30 km from Rajkot, the center is spread over an area of 1,025.50 hectares (2,534 acres), out of which the Airport Authority of India has built an airport on 1,500 acres.

It has a 3,040 m (3.04 km) long and 45 m wide runway where 14 aircraft can be parked at any point, said a government release. In October 2017, PM Modi performed the Bhoomi Pujan of the international airport at Hirasar village near Rajkot city. After inaugurating the airport on Thursday, PM Modi took a walk around the premises and learned about the technical aspects of the facility from the officials.


Inaugurated various development projects at Race Course ground

PM Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, inaugurated various development projects at the Race Course ground in Rajkot city. From the venue, the PM dedicated packages eight and nine of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Sinchai (SAUNI) scheme to the state. Addressing a public meeting on the occasion, he said that today is a big day for Rajkot as well as for entire Gujarat and Saurashtra. PM Modi said that the country is moving forward and the dreams of the common people are being fulfilled. Seeing all this, the opposition parties are upset.

Highlights of PM Modi's address: -

During his address, PM Modi said that I want to express my condolences to the families who have suffered a lot due to natural calamities. The Bhupendra government is working to make the life of all the families normal as soon as possible, the central government is also providing all possible help in this.

When I was the Chief Minister, I had said that Gujarat is becoming a mini Japan, then many people made fun of me, but today you have proved those words to be true. Now it will be easy for the farmers here to send fruits and vegetables abroad. Rajkot has got not just an airport but a powerhouse giving new energy-new flight.

PM Modi said that his government has worked hard to control inflation. The Prime Minister said, those who kept the people of the country deprived of development, who never cared about the aspirations and expectations of the people, are angry today. Because they all can see that the dreams of the countrymen are being fulfilled.

The Prime Minister targeted the opposition parties that formed the Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). Said that today when the country is moving forward, some people are facing problems... Nowadays these corrupt and familyists have changed the name of their Jamaat. The faces are the same, the work is also the same, the methods and objectives are the same, just the name has been changed.

We came to power with the guarantee of good governance and in the last nine years we have fulfilled it, he said.

It is our government which has kept inflation under control despite the Corona pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war. Today, inflation is increasing at the rate of 25-30 percent in our neighboring countries, but it is not so in India... Our government is trying its best to save more and more in the pocket of the middle class.