Infrastructure work begins at Hollongi airport

ITANAGAR, May 5: The infrastructure work at the greenfield airport in Hollongi has started. This was informed during a meeting held here on Tuesday to review the progress of the airport project, where various departments presented progress reports.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) AGM Govinda Rajulu informed that soil testing and survey work are going on simultaneously and soil test samples are being sent to Gujarat.
The AGM, however, pointed out that there is an urgent need to shift the HT lines from the airport site by the power department “so that it does not obstruct survey work.”
Land Management Secretary Dr Sonal Swaroop directed for completion of the level survey and soil testing work by 30 May and sought a report in this regard by the first week of June.
She also urged the Balijan ADC to look into the issue of shifting the HT lines.
PWD, Doimukh division Executive Engineer Nabam Tado said the work for the four-lane approach road to the airport site has been hampered due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The total length of approach road is 4.02 Km and it will have a carriage width of 22 mtr with pedestrian, drainage and lightning system on both sides, he informed.
The construction of boundary wall around the airport site has also begun and the contractor has constructed a 415 mtr column so far. The total length of the boundary wall along the airport peripheral site is 11.6 Km, the EE added.
Yupia DLR&SO Nabam Nakap informed that the work of relief and rehabilitation (R&R) site had come to a halt due to the Covid-19 lockdown, but has “re-started from Monday as per MHA guidelines and 40 percent work has so far been completed.”
He also informed that three Chakma families have already shifted and the other affected families have sought till the first week of July 2020 to shift properly to the new R&R site.