Friday, November 24, 2017

Northeast becomes the new hub for development, air connectivity projects on pipeline

New Delhi: As northeast becomes the new hub to perform and prove, the BJP government wouldn't leave any stone unturned. President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of North East Development Summit listed out the initiatives taken by the ruling government to improve the connectivity in the North eastern part of India.
In a two day summit sources say the Manipur government has reportedly signed thirty nine memorandums worth Rs 4000 crores with various firms. Improved connectivity of the north eastern states with other parts of India can encourage economic and social integration.
Union Civil Aviation minister Jayant Sinha announced few initiatives by civil aviation, among them 19 new airports or will be worked on underserved airports which include Rupsi airport in Assam, Meghalaya and Tura will be added to the aviation network of the country.
Imphal will get a direct flight service to Delhi from 2018 January. 17 new heliports will be opened in the region.
The DoNEAR Ministry is also planning to introduce a helicopter-based dispensary, OPD service in far-flung areas of the region by the beginning of the next year. It will start from Imphal and Shillong, places which have premier medical colleges from where doctors can move with equipments in remote areas in the whole region.
"The Government of India's approach to the development of the Northeast is an urgent and speedy enhancement of connectivity. This is a multi-modal programme, across land, water and air," the president said.
24/11/17 Parbina Purkayastha/India Today