The Hollongi airport is set to provide smooth air connectivity to the Northeast region as the airport will come up 25 km away from the state capital Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh.
Hollongi greenfield airport: Air travel connectivity for Itanagar soon! The Airports Authority of India recently stated that the greenfield airport project at Hollongi in the state of Arunachal Pradesh has been awarded to a Gujarat-based construction company, which will pave the way for its completion within a period of 30 months. According to a recent PTI report, the AAI (Airports Authority of India) stated in a letter to the state government that the work for the greenfield airport project has been awarded to Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Private Limited of Ahmedabad, through the tender process. The construction work of the airport, once awarded, has to be completed within a span of 30 months.
After the physical completion of the work, the construction firm will enter into supplementary agreements with the Airports Authority of India for the operation as well as maintenance for a period of seven years. The tender for the terminal building of the airport project is also in the pipeline, according to an official communique quoted in the report.
Hollongi greenfield airport project: Details
- The foundation stone for the Hollongi greenfield airport project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9, 2019. The airport is set to provide smooth air connectivity to the Northeast region as it will come up 25 kilometres away from the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.
- The Hollongi airport will hold strategic relevance for the country, and will also have various sustainability features. A green belt along the approach road which will act as a noise barrier, is also planned for the airport project. A technology for harvesting rainwater will be utilized at the airport, along with energy-efficient equipment.
- Last year, Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation was quoted saying that after the completion of work, the Hollongi airport will have better infrastructure and passenger facilities than the recently opened Pakyong Airport in the state of Sikkim. A larger runway of 2,200 meters has been proposed for the airport, with better topography.