President Ramnath Kovind today inaugurated the Shirdi airport in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
The President also flagged off the inaugural flight of Alliance Air from Shirdi to Mumbai. The flight will take around 45 minutes.
Besides Alliance Air, two other Airlines will be operating flights between Mumbai and Shirdi. The airport will initially have four flights to Mumbai and one each from Delhi and Hyderabad. After inauguration, the President said, this infrastructure development will create new employment opportunities.
President also inaugurated the Centenary Celebrations of Samadhi of Shri Saibaba at the famous Sai Mandir at Shirdi.
The President also attended a function in Mumbai where Urban Maharashtra was declared as open defecation free.