PM opens lotus-shaped Shivamogga Airport
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PM opens lotus-shaped Shivamogga Airport

February 27, 2023

Modi praises B.S. Yediyurappa for humility despite reaching heights of success

Shivamogga: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Shivamogga Airport this morning in a boost to connectivity and accessibility of the Karnataka city and other neighbouring areas in the Malnad region.

The new airport, with a lotus-shaped terminal, has been developed at a cost of around Rs. 450 crore and the passenger terminal can handle 300 travellers every hour. The inauguration took place in poll-bound Karnataka amid a huge crowd and the presence of several State and Union Ministers like Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, former CM B.S Yediyurappa and Pralhad Joshi among others.

This is a dream project of Yediyurappa and has been built under UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagarik) scheme by the Central Government. Prior to the inauguration, PM Modi inspected the airport model.

The airport, which is named after Jnanpith award recipient poet and writer Kuvempu can handle 7,200 passengers on a daily basis. It is the 9th airport in Karnataka and has the longest runway after Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

Incidentally, Yediyurappa is celebrating his 80th birthday and praising the senior BJP leader, PM Modi said, “Today is special for one more reason. It’s the birthday of Karnataka’s popular leader Yediyurappa. I pray for his long life. He dedicated his life to the welfare of poor people, and farmers. His speech in the Karnataka Assembly last week is an inspiration for everyone leading a public life.”

“Even after reaching the heights of success, how there should be humility in one’s behaviour — this speech of Yediyurappa and his life has always been inspiring for people like us and even for generations to come,” he added.

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The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of multiple projects at Shivamogga, including two railway projects — Shivamogga-Shikaripura- Ranebennur new Railway line and Koteganguru Railway Coaching Depot.

The new railway line, aimed at enhanced connectivity of the Malnad region with the Bengaluru-Mumbai mainline, is estimated to be developed at a cost of Rs. 990 crore. The new Coaching Depot at Shivamogga will help start new trains from Shivamogga and decongest maintenance facilities at Bengaluru and Mysuru, according to a statement.

Later in the day, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for multiple road development projects estimated at over Rs. 215 crore.

The PM will later fly to Belagavi where he will hold a road show and inaugurate the redeveloped Railway Station with world-class amenities.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “PM opens lotus-shaped Shivamogga Airport”

  1. Shanky says:

    Shortly will be added to the list of Ghost Airports
    Who will go there?

  2. Sanjay Kini says:

    Connecting Mysuru to most parts of india by Air
    #AirIndia #Indigo #Spicejet #Gofirst #AllianceAir #AirIndiaExpress

  3. swamy says:

    It is all praise for Yediyurappa.. Nobody including Modi remembered the King, Shivappa Nayaka..

  4. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Hello Sanjay Kini
    You forgot to include the UAE-Mysore direct non-stop flights that Narendra Modin promised to Malayalee ‘businessmen’ resident in Abu Dhabi, when he had a stop over there last year.
    These Malayalee ‘businessmen’ are the crime barons who are smuggling gold into Kerala airports now, and want to expand their operations to Mysore city and beyond. They know that the Mysore-Bangalore highway provides wonderful opportunity to distribute this gold into towns along that route.
    Well, the more airports Karnataka has, the better that gold distribution will be.
    Are you aware of the Hawaala money operations expanding into Mysore through the Wayanad-Nanjangud-Mysore route? Who do you think, control these operations? Have you also aware that the gangs who operate it give punishment beatings for the defaulters in Mysore? Who do you think control these gangs? If you care tpo find out, and keep yourself alive after that, you will notice the hands of the above Malayalee crime barons resident in Abu Dhabi.


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