Friday, November 04, 2016

Modernization of LGBI Airport on the Cards

The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport will soon get a facelift as part of the new civil aviation policy of the NDA government.

In a letter to MP Wansuk Syiem, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said, “The airport in Guwahati will be expanded and modernized to improve air connectivity to the North East.” “The Airport Authority of India will soon develop the Guwahati airport as an inter-regional hub and Dibrugarh, Imphal and Agartala airports as intra-regional hubs,” he informed.

Syiem, in a special mention during the last session of the Rajya Sabha, had criticised the Centre for ignoring the landlocked Northeastern region and not improving the international airport in Guwahati. She had also stressed on the need for expanding and improving the only operational airport in Shillong.
03/11/16 Northeast Today