Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new civil air terminal of Chandigarh airport on Friday.

Modi went around the new civil terminal of the airport, accompanied by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher.

Narendra Modi inaugurates new terminal at Chandigarh airportNarendra Modi at a public rally in Chandigarh. Pic/ANI

The new terminal is likely to be used for international flights in the near future.

The prime minister will also attend the convocation of the premier medical institution of north India, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), address a public rally in Sector 25 rally ground and hand over keys of newly built EWS (economically weaker section) flats to beneficiaries.

PM regrets inconvenience caused to citizens in Chandigarh during visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also regretted the inconvenience caused to citizens in Chandigarh during his visit, especially shutting of schools, and said a probe will be ordered to fix responsibility.

Modi said the inconvenience faced by the citizens was 'totally avoidable.' All government and private schools were on Thursday ordered to be closed today by authorities in Chandigarh in the wake of Modi's visit to the city.

During his brief visit, Modi inaugurated the state-of-the-art new civil air terminal building, addressed the 34th Convocation of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and a public rally.

"The inconvenience caused to citizens in Chandigarh, especially shutting of schools due to my visit is regretted. It was totally avoidable. "An inquiry will be held & responsibility will be fixed for the inconvenience caused to the people of Chandigarh," Modi said in two tweets.