Rajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rajkot International Airport in Gujarat on Thursday. The Greenfield Airport has been meticulously developed on a vast land area of over 2500 acres, with a significant investment of more than Rs 1400 crore. Attending the event alongside PM Modi was Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia.
According to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office, the new airport seamlessly blends modern technology with sustainable features. It is aligned with PM Modi’s vision of enhancing air connectivity across the nation, and the development of this International Airport in Rajkot will undoubtedly bolster those efforts.
The terminal building of the airport complies with GRIHA-4 standards (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) and incorporates various sustainability elements. These include a Double Insulated Roofing System, skylights, LED lighting, and Low Heat Gain Glazing, all of which contribute to energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.
The airport’s design draws inspiration from Rajkot’s cultural vibrancy, showcasing various artforms from Lippan art to Dandiya dance through its dynamic external façade and splendid interiors.
Furthermore, the architecture of the airport pays homage to the local heritage of the Kathiawar region in Gujarat, celebrating its cultural glory, art, and dance. The inauguration of this airport is expected to not only boost Rajkot’s local automobile industry but also stimulate trade, tourism, education, and industrial sectors throughout Gujarat, as stated in the press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.