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Maiden flight between Goa & Rajkot receives grand water cannon salute in Gujarat

In a bid to bolster connectivity and ease of travel in the post-pandemic world, a new direct flight was commissioned from Goa to Rajkot on July 15. The maiden operation ferried about 70 passengers to Gujarat, where it was honoured by a water cannon salute. While the grand gesture marks the goodwill of the states towards a 'new normal', it has netizens divided over the shortage of water resources in other parts of the country.

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Extension work begins at Goa Airport, over 30 new terminals to come up!

In a bid to cater to the increasing count of air passengers, the construction of the extended terminal building at Goa Airport kickstared on Monday. Reportedly, the Airport Authority of India and Goa International Airport together initiated the extension project. As per, the initiative will augment the count of air travelers at the facility and it is expected that the Goa Airport will witness close to 13 million yearly footfalls, once the new building is operational.

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Mopa Greenfield airport in North Goa to be commissioned by Aug 22

Accelerating the construction work at the greenfield international airport in Goa, the authorities are trying to start operations at the new establishment as soon as possible. Aligning with this, the Chief Minister of Goa announced on Wednesday, that the first phase of the airport, being developed at Mopa plateau in North Goa will be commissioned by August 2022. He also informed that the plans got hampered due to the constraints amidst the COVID pandemic.

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