Bengaluru, February 27
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Shivamogga airport with a lotus-shaped terminal and lay the foundation for various development projects in Belagavi.
The inauguration of the Shivamogga airport coincides with the BJP strongman and former chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s 80th birthday in his hometown.
The two cities of Karnataka have decked up to receive the Prime Minister with festoons, party flags, banners and posters.
A thick security blanket has been thrown in Belagavi where the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a roadshow.
According to an official statement, the Prime Minister will arrive at the Shivamogga airport at about 11am.
He will also undertake a walk-through and inspect the airport. He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects at Shivamogga.
The new airport has been developed at a cost of around Rs 450 crore. The passenger terminal building of the airport can handle 300 passengers per hour.
The airport is expected to improve connectivity and accessibility from Shivamogga and other neighbouring areas in the Malnad region.
Modi will also lay the foundation stone for two railway projects in Shivamogga, which are Shikaripura-Ranebennur new railway line and Koteganguru railway coaching depot.