NE gets Rs.3,400 cr aviation infra upgrades

    NE gets Rs.3,400 cr aviation infra upgrades
    In a bid to build world-class aviation infrastructure across the north-eastern belt, the Airport Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recently allocated Rs.3,400 crore for upgrading airports in the region, AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra said. The airports in the region recorded a total passenger movement of 68.04 lakh in 2016-17 and registered a growth of 27.02% over the previous year. Revealing the details of investment, he added that the AAI has allocated Rs.1720 crore for Assam, Rs.525 crore Tripura, Rs.800 crore Manipur, Rs.42 crore Nagaland, Rs.211 crore Arunachal Pradesh and Rs.60 crore for Mizoram. In Assam, the funds meant for the construction of a new integrated terminal building, strengthening of the existing runway, refurbishment and a new Air Traffic Control cum technical block in Guwahati. In Dibrugarh an aircraft hangar and a new control tower cum technical block would be constructed, the runway extended and power infrastructure installed. A new terminal building will be constructed at Silchar as well as in Jorhat, along with the modification and expansion of the existing buildings. Apart from redeveloping the Rupsi airport a new integrated airport would be constructed with a hangar along with an engineering workshop at Agartala in Tripura, he added.
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