Saturday, July 07, 2018

Umroi Airport To Be Fully Functional From Sept End

Shillong: The state government and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) have assured the High Court of Meghalaya that necessary steps will be taken for installation, testing and calibration of Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Umroi airport and obtaining due certificate from Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the earliest.
While hearing the pending matter on Thursday, the Division Bench of the High Court said keeping in view the undertaking and assurance for making the airport fully functional and the deadline being September 2018, both the authorities, state as well as AAI without any fail will simultaneously take all necessary steps so as to make Umroi airport fully functional for landing and takeoff of ATR 72/Q400 to and from major metro and other cities of India “so that hardship and inconvenience to the people of Meghalaya after decades of sufferance is put to an end”.
Chief Secretary Y Tsering held a meeting with the AAI on Wednesday to discuss the urgent need to make the airport operational.
07/07/18 Shillong Times