The district administration in Ayodhya has expedited the Maryada Purshottam Sriram airport project by acquiring 75 acres land in eight villages, including Janura, Ganja, Pura Hussain Khan, Dharampur Sahadat, Nandpur, Kushmaha, Firozpur and Sarethi areas.
Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Jha handed over papers of plots and compensation amount to 75 farmers whose land was acquired for the aviation venture. After the centre sanctioned ₹250 crore for the project, the UP government approved ₹321 crore to purchase additional land for the airport. According to the state government, ₹1001.77 crore has been approved to purchase 555.66 acres additional land. A budgetary provision of ₹101 crore has also been proposed for development work in the state's budget 2021-22.
The development of the airport at Ayodhya will cater to large aircraft such as A-320 and B-737 and the construction of a terminal building is also a part of the airport project.