On Gandhi Jayanti Hundreds of People March for Air Connectivity in Agra

On Oct 2 Hundreds of people, including school children, social activists and representatives of voluntary organizations, marched with posters and placards in Agra on Tuesday demanding air connectivity and an international airport in the Taj city.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised direct international flights to and from Agra’s Kheria airport but the government has now backtracked said Anil Sharma, convener of Civil Aviation Society, which is leading the movement in support of air connectivity for the past three years.

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The work on the air terminal, now renamed as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, but airlines do not seem to be in a mood to touch down in Agra. It is really strange that under the Udaan scheme a number of smaller towns have been connected by flights but Agra, India’s tourist destination number one, remains isolated said, one social activist.