Saturday, February 27, 2021

Air cargo service from Dimapur approved

Dimapur: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has approved cargo operations from the Dimapur airport. The cargo service will target the farming sector to facilitate export of agricultural produce from Nagaland to a wider consumer base. 

The proposal to start the service was submitted to the Bureau of Civil Aviation by the Dimapur airport authority under a scheme of the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for facilitating quick market linkage for agricultural products, especially fruits. The nod of approval was given by the BCAS on February 22.

Subsequent to the approval, a “stakeholders meeting” was convened by the state Department of Horticulture in Dimapur on February 26 to chalk out the “way forward.”

Officials from Air India, Indigo, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Agriculture department and members from the Business Association of Nagas, agri marketing agency and entrepreneurs attended the meeting. 

M Zhimo, Director of the Dimapur airport, AAI, informed at the meeting that a terminal for cargo operations was constructed last year but could not be operationalised due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

26/02/21 Morung Express

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