Arunachal expects to have its first airport by 2022
Published on August 6, 2020 | News Source: Bijay Sankar Bora
Guwahati, 6 August: Arunachal Pradesh government is expecting completion of Hollongi Airport, a greenfield airport, by the year 2022. It will be the first airport in the frontier hill state.
“By year 2022 we hope to see completion of Hollongi Airport, a much-awaited air connectivity for #Arunachal capital #Itanagar. A review meeting today with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to expedite work on 2300m runway airport that can accommodate A320 Aircraft,” tweeted the chief minister Pema Khandu.
Hollongi airport is being constructed come up 25 kilometres away from the state capital, Itanagar. At present, the nearest airport to Itanagar is located at Lilabari in Assam. The distance between the Lilabari airport and Itanagar is 80 kilometers. The estimated cost of the Hollongi Airport stands at Rs 1, 200 crores. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi set the construction works of the airport rolling in February , 2019.