AAI allocates Rs 211 cr for Arunachal

GUWAHATI, Jan 30: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allocated Rs 211 crore for Arunachal Pradesh for upgrading airports.
“The AAI has allocated Rs 1720 crore for Assam, Rs 525 crore for Tripura, Rs 800 crore for Manipur, Rs 42 crore for Nagaland, Rs 211 crore for Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 60 crore for Mizoram,” AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra said here on Monday.
He, however, did not mention anything about the proposed greenfield airport at Hollongi, near Itanagar.
He said that the AAI has allocated around Rs 3400 crore for upgrading airports in the Northeast region.
Stating that projects worth Rs 934 crore had already been completed, he said work on the rest would be over in the next two or three years.
In Assam, the funds were for the construction of a new integrated terminal building, strengthening of the existing runway, refurbishment and a new air traffic control-cum-technical block in Guwahati, he said.
In Dibrugarh, an aircraft hangar and a new control tower-cum-technical block would be constructed, the runway extended and power infrastructure installed, he said. An aviation manpower training institute would also be set up at the Lilabari airport. (PTI)