Get­ting Bi­har’s air & road act to­gether

The government of Bi­har has al­ready taken a de­ci­sion to pro­vide 100 acres of land for run­way ex­ten­sion of Gaya air­port, which they be­lieve should now get reg­u­lar domestic as well as in­ter­na­tional flights op­er­ated from the Gaya in­ter­na­tional air­port.

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per Su­nil Ku­mar Pintu, Min­is­ter of Tourism, Government of Bi­har, the num­ber of domestic and the for­eign tourists vis­it­ing Bi­har has in­creased from 1.84 crore domestic and 9.72 lakh for­eign tourists in 2011, which has in­creased to 2.14 crore and 10.96 lakh re­spec­tively in 2012.

Mov­ing for­ward, to get more tourists to In­dia, the Chief Min­is­ter of the State Ni­tish Ku­mar pitched for more air con­nec­tiv­ity at the in­au­gu­ral of the three-day Bodh Ma­hot­sava at Kalchakra ground, around 100 me­tres north-west of the world her­itage Ma­ha­bodhi Ma­hav­i­hara. nity for lo­cal youths as tourist guides. Other fa­cil­i­ties will also be im­proved at par with in­ter­na­tional stan­dard; he said and added that in the coming days, tourists will en­joy the fa­cil­i­ties,” he added. Ku­mar also ap­prised the au­di­ences that to fa­cil­i­tate smooth drive for tourists be­tween Bod­hgaya and Patna, con- struc­tion of the four-lane Patna- Gaya-Dobhi road will start soon. Af­ter this road is com­pleted, it would take only one and a half hours to reach Bod­hgaya from Patna.

Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar inau­gu­rat­ing the three-day in­ter­na­tional Bud­dha Mahotsav at Bod­hgaya. Tourism Min­is­ter, Su­nil Ku­mar Pintu and DM-cum-Bod­hgaya tem­ple man­age­ment com­mit­tee chair­per­son Ban­dana Preyashi also seen

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