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