Monday, November 13, 2017

Govt urged to approve land for new airport in Silchar

Silchar: Despite a surge in passengers in the Silchar airport at Kumbhirgram, night landing service has now become a major issue for the people. According to available information, the airport has handled over two lakh passengers till September this year. But, the people of the town feel that the State Government should clear the land for a new airport in order to accommodate more passengers in the years to come.
Nand Kishore Deoli, Director of Silchar Airport is optimistic that the State Government will soon complete the necessary work to hand over 116 acres of land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the construction of new airport adjacent to the newly-built ATC.

“We already have the facility for flight operations during night here and the Government has also approved the matter. Silchar airport is the second city in the State to cross the 2 lakh-passenger mark and we need much-improved cooperation from the Indian Air Force(IAF) for flights to operate even after dusk and a larger space to cater to the rush of passengers. Once the land approval is obtained for the much-needed new airport, there will be fresh surge in the development of this region,” Deoli told The Assam Tribune.

He was quick to add that the electronic Flight Information Display System (FIDS) in three languages has been recently installed in the airport.

On the other hand, Udharbondh MLA Mihir Kanti Shome admitted that allotment of land is a rigorous process and the Government is maintaining a positive approach towards the issue.
12/11/17 Assam Tribune