Donyi Polo Airport will be the third operational airport in Arunachal Pradesh
‘Donyi Polo Airport’, the first greenfield airport of Arunachal Pradesh will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Itanagar today (November 19). Situated in Holangi, Itanagar will boost connectivity in North-East.
Officials said that the foundation stone for the airport was laid by the Prime Minister in February 2019. Work on the airport has been completed within a short span of time, despite the challenges due to the pandemic in between, they added.
The Donyi Polo Airport will be the third operational airport in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the total airport count in the northeast region to 16. Aircraft movement in the northeast has also witnessed an increase of 113 percent since 2014, from 852 per week in 2014 to 1,817 per week in 2022.
The name of this airport reflects the traditions and rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh and its age-old indigenous reverence for the Sun (‘Donyi’) and the Moon (‘Polo’).
The airport, which is the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh, has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than Rs. 640 crores. With a 2300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations. The airport terminal is a modern building, which promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy, and recycling of resources,” the Prime Minister’s office said.
PM Modi tweeted, “Tomorrow, 19th November, is a special day for Arunachal Pradesh and the Northeast. The Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar will be inaugurated. This is the 1st greenfield airport in the state. Commerce and connectivity will gain immensely from this project.”
Tomorrow, 19th November, is a special day for Arunachal Pradesh and the Northeast. The Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar will be inaugurated. This is the 1st greenfield airport in the state. Commerce and connectivity will gain immensely from this project. https://t.co/SM6GtBLq3x
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 18, 2022
[With Inputs from IANS]
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