PM Modi inaugurates Arunachal’s first Greenfield airport know deatails airport

Doni Polo Airport, Arunachal Pradesh - India TV Hindi News

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Doni Polo Airport, Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh’s first ‘Greenfield’ airport ‘Donyi Polo’ will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. In February 2019, the foundation stone of this airport was laid by PM Modi himself. The airport work has been completed in a very short time despite challenges like the Covid pandemic in between. Doni Polo Airport will be the third airport for Arunachal Pradesh, taking the total number of airports in the North-East region to 16. From 1947 to 2014, only 9 airports were built in the North-East. Since then, in a short span of eight years, the Modi government has built 7 airports in the Northeast.

Doni Polo Airport is located in Hollongi

Officials said that the Doni Polo Airport is located at Hollongi and once operational, connectivity, trade and tourism will get a boost. State civil aviation department officials said Modi would inaugurate the greenfield airport at 9.30 am on Saturday and leave for Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. He informed that the Prime Minister will also dedicate the 600 MW Kameng Hydroelectric Power Station to the nation.

Doni Polo Airport, Arunachal Pradesh

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Doni Polo Airport, Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed at a cost of Rs 645 crore

Officials informed that the ‘Doni Polo’ airport has been developed by the Airports Authority of India at an estimated cost of Rs 645 crore. He informed that it will have eight ‘check-in counters’ and essential services can be provided to 200 passengers during peak hours. There is no airport in the northeastern state of the country, Arunachal Pradesh. The nearest facility is at Lilabari Airport, 80 km away in North Lakhimpur district of Assam.

Doni Polo Airport is spread over an area of ​​4,100 square meters.

Spread over an area of ​​4,100 square meters, the Doni Polo airport will be equipped with all modern facilities for the passengers, officials said. He told that it will have a 2,300 meter long runway which will be suitable for ‘landing’ and ‘take-off’ of Boeing 747. Indigo Airlines will start commercial flights from the airport from 28 November. The name of this airport reflects the people’s reverence for the Sun (Doni) and the Moon (Polo), symbols of the state’s traditions and rich cultural heritage. The North-East has seen a 113% increase in aircraft movements since 2014, from 852 per week in 2014 to 1817 per week in 2022.

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