Governor seeks landing system at Psg

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Governor BD Mishra has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, urging him for early installation of a landing system at the advanced landing ground (ALG) in East Siang HQ Pasighat “to enable all-weather, round-the-year and round-the-clock operation of commercial flights.”
The ALG in Pasighat is the only operational airport for fixed-wing aircraft passenger service in Arunachal Pradesh, the governor said.
“At present, Alliance Air’s ATR-42 aircraft are operating from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, thrice a week on alternate days. The commencement of the flight received overwhelming welcome by the people of Arunachal Pradesh as a very important amenity for the state,” Mishra said.
Referring to a recent report in the print media, the governor informed the union minister that the only fixed-wing air service in the state, which started in May this year, “is undergoing frequent cancellations.”
Reiterating that Arunachal Pradesh is strategically a very important frontier state bordering China, Mishra said, “In the interest of our national defence, as also the onerous public interest like medical emergencies and the like, a suitable landing system at the ALG, Pasighat, is an inescapable requirement.” (PRO, Raj Bhavan)