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Ayodhya to be connected with 8 cities from Feb 1: Check new flight routes here

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is set to launch eight new flight routes connecting Ayodhya with major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patna, Darbhanga, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, starting on February 1, 2024.

Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Ayodhya Updated on: January 30, 2024 22:46 IST
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Image Source : PTI Ayodhya: Security personnel stand guard at the departure of the Ayodhya Airport ahead of the consecration ceremony of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, in Ayodhya.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is set to introduce eight new flight routes for Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, starting February 1, 2024. These routes will establish connections between Ayodhya and major cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patna, Darbhanga, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. Beyond serving as mere flight paths, these routes symbolise a network fostering connectivity and community, particularly for individuals seeking solace and spirituality in Ayodhya. The initiative aims to create a shared journey of faith and connectivity, strengthening the ties between these cities and the revered destination.

New Ayodhya flight routes

Ayodhya-Delhi: Operating daily except Wednesday, with Ayodhya departure at 08:40 hrs and Delhi departure at 10:40 hrs.

Chennai-Ayodhya: Daily flights, departing from Chennai at 12:40 hrs and Ayodhya at 16:00 hrs.

Ahmedabad-Ayodhya: Daily flights, excluding Wednesday.

Mumbai-Ayodhya: Daily flights, with Mumbai departure at 08:20 hrs and Ayodhya departure at 11:15 hrs.

Jaipur-Ayodhya, Patna-Ayodhya, Darbhanga-Ayodhya: Operating on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Bengaluru-Ayodhya and Ayodhya-Bengaluru: Operating on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Ram Mandir consecration ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the auspicious Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22, unveiling the Ram Lalla idol after an hour-long ritual.

Eminent figures in attendance

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, accompanied by his family and notable personalities like Sunil Bharti Mittal and Kumar Mangalam Birla, marked their presence at the significant Ram temple inauguration ceremony.

Bollywood glitterati join the celebration

Celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Madhuri Dixit, and Kangana Ranaut graced the grand event with their presence.

The temple draws massive crowds

The Ram temple has seen an overwhelming influx of visitors since the consecration ceremony. Approximately five lakh people visited the temple on its opening day on January 23, with daily footfalls maintaining a high average of around two lakhs.

A newly inaugurated airport enhances connectivity

In a strategic move, PM Modi inaugurated the Ayodhya Airport last month, named Maharishi Valmiki International Airport. The airport, with a capacity to handle 10 lakh passengers annually in the first phase, aims to accommodate 60 lakh commuters after the completion of the second phase. This development is expected to significantly boost tourism, business activities, and employment opportunities in the region.

Also read | Ayodhya Ram Temple engineered to withstand once-in-2,500-year quake, confirm scientists

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