Agra (UP), Jun 26 (PTI) The work on a new terminal at Agra’s Kheria airport is expected to begin next month. Also Read - 3 Infants Die in Govt-Owned Children's Home in Agra, Probe Ordered

Agra Divisional Commissioner K Ram Mohan Rao told reporters here today that the state government had sanctioned Rs 64.94 crore to purchase land from farmers. Also Read - The Internet Helped 'Baba ka Dhaba' & Now 'Rotiwali Amma' From Agra Awaits Similar Support; Make it Happen!

The district administration is acquiring 23.325 hectares of land for the air terminal project at Dhanauli village. Also Read - Mission Shakti: UP Govt Sets up 'Pink Patrol' to Maximise Women Safety, Will be Operational 24*7

He said 14.07 hectares had already been acquired.

Rao said the new facility would help boost tourism.

The state government has named the proposed terminal after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, the party ideologue of the Bhartiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the BJP.

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