Saturday, July 06, 2019

Seven airports, 3 greenfields, 2 water aerodromes to set up in NE, says AAI official

Imphal:  The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop seven more airports including three greenfield airports and two water aerodromes in the Northeast region, said AAI senior official.

Currently 12 airports is operation in north-eastern states.

Speaking to this reporter on the sideline of the two-day conference-cum-international buyer seller meet which concluded recently in Imphal , Regional Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal said the water aerodromes will be developed at Brahmaputra and greenfield airports at Rupsi in Assam and Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh.

“We’re also exploring another around Silchar,” he added.

The Rupsi Airport, located about 15 km from Dhubri town, in Assam was said to be constructed during by the British during World War II to supply arms, manpower and ammunition to the allied forces while Hollongi Airport located about 25 km from Itanagar will boast some state-of-art infrastructure.

The remaining two airports will be developed in Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
06/07/19 Eastern Mirror

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