The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will take up major upgradation of toilets at Dimapur airport at a cost of Rs 1.3 crore.

The work will begin from October 15, starting with the arrival and security area in the first phase and then at the public concourse and check-in area, the AAI said in a release on Friday.

The AAI has requested the arriving passengers to use the toilet in the concourse or portable toilet placed before the arrival gate. They have also urged the departing passengers to use the toilet of the concourse before proceeding for security check.

The release further said an alternate portable toilet will also be provided in the barricaded portion of gate no. 1.

Meanwhile, the Centre has sanctioned an additional helicopter service under the ministry of home affairs subsidy scheme for 1,200 hours of flying in a year for Nagaland. With this, the state will have two helicopter services.

In a letter to Nagaland state transport department on Wednesday, deputy secretary to the central government A. Radha Rani stated that in addition to the service of one helicopter service that was flying 480 hours per year, Nagaland would now have two services flying 1,200 hours annually with the current approval.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com

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