ITANAGAR, Jan 11 - Finally, the dream of having an airport in Arunachal Pradesh State capital here will become a reality soon!
On receipt of the environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment & Forests, the Steering Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation had cleared the proposal of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi on December 28 last.
The Public Investment Board (PIB) meeting in the Ministry of Finance on Friday cleared the proposal after detailed deliberations on each item of the project proposal.
To be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,043 crore, including Rs 955.37 crore as Central share and Rs 87 crore being State share, the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi will be a state-of-the-art infrastructure which will improve connectivity. Tourism will also see a huge boost with this project. The PIB after detailed discussions set a target to have the airport ready within four years.
“It is a matter of great joy for Team Arunachal that today, the decades-old dream of having our own airport has been realised,” said an overjoyed Chief Minister Pema Khandu.