Thursday, February 07, 2019

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said today.

Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of a green field Airport at Hollongi near Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh capital).

The ambitious airport project in the state has been pending for several years.
The hold-up was due to controversies over site selection.

Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in the country without a full-fledged airport.

Initially, Karsingsa was selected as the site for the airport 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.
07/02/19 Pallabi Chatterjee/NewsBytes

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