The airport has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than ₹640 crores. With a 2,300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations.
On his birthday, Union law and justice minister Kiren Rijju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, on Saturday, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating the 1st greenfield airport, the Donyi Polo airport, in Itanagar.
Union law and justice minister Kiren Rijju
“It was our dream to have an airport in our state’s capital, today that dream has come true with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He gave special directions for building this airport”, Union law and justice minister Kiren Rijju was quoted as telling by the news agency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended birthday wishes to Union law and justice minister Kiren Rijju and prayed for the latter’s long and healthy life. “Birthday wishes to our energetic law minister @KirenRijiju Ji.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted
He is making notable efforts to further strengthen our judicial system. He is also passionate about the progress of Arunachal Pradesh. Praying for his long and healthy life”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
Donyi Polo airport, the 1st greenfield facility in the northeastern state, is located at Hollongi, approximately 15 kilometers from the state capital Itanagar, and will link the border state with other Indian cities with commercial flights as well as other parts of Arunachal Pradesh through helicopter services.
The airport’s foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Modi on February 2019. The new airport has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than ₹640 crores. With a 2,300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all climate day operations.
It will have 8 check-in counters and can accommodate 200 passengers during peak hours. There is no airport in Arunachal Pradesh. The closest facility is at Lilabari airport, 80 km away in Assam’s North Lakhimpur district.
There are a few advanced landing grounds in the state, including in Pasighat and Tezu. Spread over a 4,100 sq m area, Donyi Polo airport, in Itanagar will be equipped with all modern facilities for travelers.
After the inauguration ceremony of the Donyi Polo airport, Prime Minister Modi told that the government is dedicated to serving the northeast sector. “From culture to agriculture, from commerce to connectivity, the growth of the north-east has become our top priority,” prime minister Modi told
The name of the 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’).
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