Saturday, February 09, 2019

PM lays foundation of greenfield airport, inaugurates another airport in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi near here and inaugurated an upgraded and retrofitted Airport at Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking at a public function at IG Park here, the Prime Minister said this was probably for the first time that an airport was being inaugurated in a state while the foundation stone of another was being laid on the same day.
Inaugurating the Tezu airport in the Lohit district through remote, the PM said the airport will connect Guwahati, Jorhat and Hollongi.
Modi said flights under the UDAN scheme will start from Tezu airport.

The greenfield airport at Hollongi will be a great help to the people Itanagar as at present the nearest airport to Itanagar is at Lilabari in Assam at a distance of 80 km.

The airport at Hollongi will reduce the distance by a fourth. In addition to providing better connectivity to the region, the airport will also unravel the tourism potential of the state.

The airport will boost the economic growth of the region and will be of strategically important to the nation.
09/02/19 PTI/Times of India