AAI plans to develop three non-operational airports

    AAI plans to develop three non-operational airports

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    AAI to develop 3 non-operational airports to connect hill areas of NE
    AAI to develop 3 non-operational airports to connect hill areas of NE
    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on availability of land is planning to develop three non-operational airports to connect the remote hill areas of North East region (NE).The government has plans to develop Daparizo in Arunachal Pradesh, Tura in Meghalaya and Kamalpur in Tripura.Further AAI is also developing civil enclaves at Along, Passighat and Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh and Rupsi in Dhubri district of Assam.

    The state government must provide land free of cost for infrastructure development.These airports once completed can be used for short take off and landing (STOL) also.AAI had undertaken a study through Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) for improving air connectivity in the northeast which includes air connectivity among state capitals and other important remote locations of the NE region, Minister of state for civil aviation K C Venugopal said.

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