Local Economy Boost, Happy Tourists: New Goa Airport
Today, the first phase of the international airport at Mopa in north Goa will be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to be honoured with the airport’s naming.
In March 2019, Mr. Parrikar passed away. BJP’s Goa coordinator CT If the airport would be named after Mr. Parrikar, according to Ravi, he is unsure. But he added that the BJP would be pleased if the airport were given the late union minister’s name. According to Mr. Ravi, NDTV, “We will feel pleased if the airport is named after (Manohar) Parrikar.” The airport at Mopa in north Goa, which is being constructed at a cost of 2,870 crore, will be the state’s second facility after the airport at Dabolim.
The airport’s initial capacity is 44 lakh passengers per year, and after the entire facility is finished, that number will increase to one crore.
Dabolim Airport can accommodate 85 lakh passengers annually, however it lacks the cargo transportation infrastructure that the new airport would offer.
Given that north Goa is already a well-liked tourist destination, the new airport in Mopa will enhance both the local economy and tourism significantly.
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