Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Hollongi Airport likely to start operations from August 15

Itanagar: The greenfield airport at Hollongi, near here, is likely to be made operational on August 15 this year, with the Arunachal Pradesh government asking the executing agencies to finish the project at the earliest.

Developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) with an estimated cost of Rs 645 crore, it is designed to be a greenfield airport with eight check-in counters and can accommodate 200 passengers during peak hours of the day.

Hollongi is about 15 kilometres from state capital Itanagar.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig Dr B D Mishra (Retd) and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday reviewed the progress of the construction of the airport along with state Civil Aviation Minister Nakap Nalo, Rajya Sabha MP Nabam Rebia, local MLA Tana Hali Tara and Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar besides senior officials of the AAI.

The governor stressed that every component builder should realize the pressing need, the urgency and the necessity to finish the project at the earliest.

He advised the project managers and officials for weekly reporting and monitoring for all components of the airport and to take immediate actions to expedite the progress of the work.

Mishra suggested for the involvement of local MLAs and district administration to address the public grievances, administrative bottlenecks and accelerate the work.

08/03/22 PTI/New Indian Express

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