Saturday, February 15, 2020

Nagaland: Dimapur Airport to be developed in two phases

A meeting of Nagaland governor RN Ravi and senior officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) from Delhi in Kohima decided to develop Dimapur Airport in two phases.

The meeting on Friday follows a recent meeting of Ravi and union minister of state for civil aviation (independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri.

The meeting also decided to further improve the air connectivity in the state, Raj Bhavan said in a statement on Saturday.

In the phase-I of improvement, it was decided to ensure required extensions of the runway of the airport to enable Airbus and other modern aircraft to operate from Dimapur Airport and also cater to the required security and safety needs besides increased passenger amenities.

The Alliance Air, which is operating on the Guwahati-Dimapur-Imphal route thrice a week, is considering to increase its services and make it daily.

Indigo Air under Regional Connectivity has also assured to introduce its air service from the first week of March by connecting Dimapur with Guwahati, Imphal, and Dibrugarh, it said.
15/02/20 Bhadra Gogoi/NorthEast Now
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