Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Rupsi Airport in Dhubri District to Boost Development

Dhubri: A new era of development will be ushered in Dhubri district with the re-opening of  Rupsi Airport near Dhubri soon. Dhubri was one of the few places in the entire north-eastern region and country having four modes of communication – road, rail, river and air during the pre-Independence era. But after the partition of the country, one after another services were suspended with hardly any hope of re-opening them.

The river port in Dhubri was closed in 1965 after the Indo-Pak war and rail communication remained suspended from 1988 to 2011 while Rupshi Airport was closed in 1983.

However, after a prolonged movement, rail services from Dhubri Station were restored in 2011 while the river port was completed and made operational at Free India Ghat in Dhubri town last year. The river port, however, is yet to be formally inaugurated and commissioned on paper.

“It is after 36 years that Rupshi Airport, built during World War II, will be re-opened under the Prime Minister’s ambitious project Udan 2. This will usher new vistas of development as fast connectivity and communication are the two pre-requisites for socio-economic progress,” BJP State vice-president Bimal Oswal said.
02/10/19 Sentinel
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