Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the first phase of the international airport at Mopa in north Goa.
About Mopa International Airport:
- The airport is named after late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
- The airport which was built at cost of ₹2,870 crore will begin its operations from 5 January, 2023.
- The foundation stone of the airport was laid by the Prime Minister in November 2016.
- This will be the second airport in the state after the Dabolim airport in South Goa.
- The airport will have the capacity to handle 44 lakh passengers a year in the first phase and it will go up to one crore passengers a year after the entire project is complete.
- The airport has been built on the theme of sustainable infrastructure and has solar power plant, green buildings, LED lights on the runway, besides rainwater harvesting, state of the art sewage treatment plant with recycling facilities, among other such facilities.
- It has adopted some of the best-in-class technologies like 3-D Monolithic Precast buildings, StabilRoad, Robomatic Hollow precast walls, 5G compatible IT infrastructure.
Q1) Which Indian Institute was renamed after Manohar Parrikar?
In February 2020, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) was renamed as 'Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA)' after former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Source: All India Radio