Come Durga Puja, and Tripura’s Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport will have a new look.
The airport is expected to be formally inaugurated with brand new interiors depicting major tourism spots of the State, disclosed officials.
According to a release a proposal for extension of runway will be sent to the State Government very shortly for its approval.
Besides, Airport Authority of India would repair and renovate Kailashahar on priority basis and the foundation stone laying programme will be held in the month of December.
AAI will also go for a joint venture with the State Government to convert Khowai airport land of 64 acres into a housing complex for the greater public interest.
It was also decided that to develop a heliport at Kamalpur and AAI will submit a proposal in this regard as early as possible.
Meanwhile, the CMD of ONGC Shashi Shankar also met State Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in New Delhi on Sunday and told him that the oil giant has already increased its exploration drive in Tripura.
As of now, six rigs are operating in the State which was only three before few months ago.
ONGC will also donate Rs 81 crore to make Tripura open defecation free (ODF) by December 31, 2018 under its CSR activities.