Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.New Delhi:
"In the last 68 years, 74 airports were established in the country, but in the last nine years, we have set up 9 additional airports, including airports, heliports, etc.
Our goal is to increase the number of airports to 3 in the next 4 to 200 years. We have also prepared a plan to invest Rs 22 lakh crore for expansion of airport infrastructure, which includes public and private investments. He says that at present the total capacity of six metros in the country is to handle <> crore passengers.
When Jewar and Navi Mumbai airports are ready, our metro's passenger handling capacity is expected to reach 3 crores in the next 4 to 42 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first Vande Bharat Express train to the Northeast. In his address on the occasion, PM Modi has also talked about changes in the country's infrastructure.
Infrastructure is the basis of rapid development: PM Modi
PM Modi said that today the infrastructure work being done in India is being discussed a lot in the whole world. He says that this infrastructure makes life easier. This infrastructure creates employment opportunities. This infrastructure is the basis of rapid development. This infrastructure empowers the poor, Dalits, backward, tribals, every such deprived. Pm Modi further said, if anyone has benefited the most from this work of infrastructure construction, then it is eastern and north-eastern India.