Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Greenfield airport at Ciethu: Team of experts to assess site in Nagaland for the project

Kohima: An eight-member team of aviation experts has arrived in Nagaland to conduct a feasibility study for a greenfield airport at Ciethu, around 20 km from here, official sources said. The team, comprising members of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), will be submitting their report to the Centre in the next 10 days, they said.

In 2006, too, a central government team had carried out a field assessment for the ambitious project. Talking to mediapersons before heading for the survey, S D Tiwari, the joint general manager of AAI, said the team that arrived in the state yesterday will be carrying out a fresh survey at the airport site as the earlier report has been “nullified”.

Tiwari, who left for Ciethu this morning along with Nagaland Civil Aviation Minister Paiwang Konyak, also said that the state has submitted its own assessment to the team. “The state government’s survey by its own team has relevant information. We will submit both the reports to the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation for consideration,” he added.
08/08/18 PTI/Financial Express