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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the new integrated passengers’ terminal complex at Swami Vivekananda airport in Raipur on Wednesday evening.
The new complex spread over 700 acres of area had been built with an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore. Initially, the airport would handle the domestic flights and would operate international flights once demand comes for the service.
Addressing the gathering, Mukherjee said that let the new airport complex usher the engines of growth and development in the state. The Airport would help build bridges between Chhattisgarh and the rest of India as well as the world. “It would also help to fly a large number of tourists and business people to the beautiful and mineral resource rich state which has a hard working and talented population,” he added.
The Raipur Airport has been named after the saint/philosopher and visionary Swami Vivekananda.