AAI to start the construction work of Holongi airport by February

GUWAHATI: Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to start the construction work of Green Field Airport in Holongi, Arunachal Pradesh by February this year.

Attending the crucial meeting with the Civil Aviation Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Nakap Nalo on Thursday, who took a review meeting of the progress of Hollongi green field airport in Itanagar, Sanjeev Jindal, Regional Executive Director, (NER), Airports Authority of India, said, “ We are going to start the first phase of work for the runway (Length 2300 meter) which will be compatible for operation of A320 type of Aircraft, along with pavement works, watch tower, perimeter road etc. by the first week of February 2020 and the tenders for the second phase of works for terminal building and other constructions is likely to be finalized in April, 2020.”

He added it will be a completely new project which will cost around Rs 955 Crore and the passenger terminal building will be built in about 4100 Sqcm will all modern facilities and green building compliant. We hope that after the completion of the project it will benefit people of Arunachal Pradesh and boost trade, tourism, education and export from the state.”

Nalo assured that they will provide all possible help and support from the state government to alleviate any problems that could arise and appealed to all to come together like a team to ensure early completion of the Hollongi airport project.

“Once complete the airport will play a pivotal role in steering all around developmental activities in various sectors by providing much awaited air-connectivity to the state capital, he added.

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