Friday, May 11, 2018

Arunachal approves greenfield airport project in Hollongi

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has approved the recommendation of the committee constituted to study the feasibility of construction of a greenfield airport at Hollongi near here for submission to the Centre.

The proposed airport site is located 25 kms away from state capital Itanagar.

The cabinet, which met yesterday under Chief Minister Pema Khandu, discussed in detail the report submitted by the committee and approved its recommendations, an official release said.

The report details the status of ownership of land measuring 948.56 acres at Hollongi for construction of the airport as sought by the Centre.

The greenfield airport project had earlier ran into rough weather due to controversies over the site selection.

Initially, the site was selected as Karsingsa but owing to technicalities, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had asked the state government to find some other site for the airport.
11/05/18 PTI/