The inauguration will be marked by landing of inaugural flight at the airport from Colombo carrying Sri Lankan delegation of over 100 Buddhist monks and dignitaries, including a 12-member holy relic entourage. The inaugural flight will also bring Buddha relics for an exposition. The airport will also serve nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh as well as Bihar.
"This national masterplan will give impetus to the 21st century India. It will boost the next generation infrastructure and multi model connectivity in the country while speeding up the national policy from planning to execution level," Modi said while inaugurating the GatiShakti National Master Plan and new exhibition complexes of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan on Wednesday afternoon.
He said India always upheld human rights, saying his government has provided new rights to Muslim women who were demanding laws against Triple Talaq and freed them from the compulsion of 'Mahram' and as a chaperone, a male family member accompanying them during haj.
"The two leaders had an extensive discussion on issues related to climate change. Prime Minister Modi conveyed India's commitment to climate action, as seen in its ambitious target for expansion of renewable energy and the recently-announced National Hydrogen Mission," a release from the PMO said.
He cited examples of the use of geo-tagging of housing units for the poor, roads and other infrastructure projects, how development projects are being monitored by satellite imaging or even how space technology is being used in settlement of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (crop insurance) claims.
Across the country, Modi got support of 66.4 per cent of the respondents, with 40.3 per cent people 'very much satisfied' with his work and 26.1 per cent 'satisfied to some extent' despite a decline in popularity ratings during the devastating second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Delivering the Girish Patel memorial lecture on the theme 'India in the Age of Modi' on Saturday, Sibal said, "He (Modi) doesn't play by the rules of the game. And your children will suffer because of that. If you have the umpire in your pocket, how do you play cricket? All the democratic institutions are controlled by the government.