Bengaluru: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to name the airport in Ayodhya after Lord Ram. 

The deadline for the completion of the airport has been set at December 2021. 

It will also be given international status. 

"The government believes that there will be a huge tourist traffic -- both domestic and international -- in Ayodhya when the construction of grand Ram temple is completed. The airport will further facilitate this," said an official spokesman, as quoted by a popular website. 

As it acquires international status, the UP government is also planning to acquire more land for expanding the airport. 

"The Yogi government has approved a sum of Rs 525 crore for the airport construction and a sum of Rs 300 crore has already been spent. The process of acquiring more land for the project is underway," said Uttar Pradesh minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Nandi, as quoted by the website. 

A note on Ayodhya verdict: 

It was in November last that the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Hindus. 

After the verdict was out, preparations began in full swing for the construction of the Ram temple. 

The land was levelled and the date for the bhumi pujan was set as August 5. 

It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who took part in the bhumi pujan. Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of RSS, UP CM Yogi Adityanath were also in attendance. 

Now, the temple construction has begun with authorities approving the construction plan. 

Less than a fortnight after the bhumi pujan, the trust announced that the construction of the temple began on August 20. The trust further announced that the construction would be completed in 36-40 months, and keeping in mind ancient Indian construction techniques, iron won’t be used.

Meantime, as the top court decreed in favour of Hindus, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board took offence to it.