Frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh is set to have its own airport soon with the Public Investment Board (PIB) approving the proposal to set up the greenfield airport at an estimated cost of Rs 1055 crore.
The proposed airport at Hollongi has better topography and a larger runway, which are great advantages.
The proposed 2,200 metre runway at the greenfield airport can handle jet aircraft that can provide direct flight service to metro cities. On demand, flight services can also be extended to international destinations.
‘With this a long-cherished dream of Arunachal people will be fulfilled’, tweeted the Chief Minister, Pema Khandu while expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narenra Modi on behalf of the Team Arunachal.
Great joy for TEAM ARUNACHAL that decades old dream of having our own Airport at Capital has been approved today in PIB at an estimated cost of ?1055 crores. I thank Honble PM Shri @narendramodi ji for his unstinted support in having this project see the light of the day. ??? pic.twitter.com/QIqfan4QeM
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) January 11, 2019
The state-of-the-art Greenfield airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh would have better facilities than the one at Pakyong Airport in Sikkim.
A greenfield airport is an aviation facility that is planned, commissioned and built from scratch without destroying an existing structure.
The DoNER Ministry would spend about Rs 350 crore for the initial phase of work in the Hollongi airport.