Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first Greenfield airport in
Arunachal Pradesh - the Donyi Polo Airport - 25km away from the state capital
Itanagar. The green field airport is one which is built from scratch on a new
The airport is expected to play a major
role in improving connectivity and will also contribute to the growth of trade
and tourism in the region
November, is a special day for Arunachal Pradesh and the Northeast. The Donyi
Polo Airport, Itanagar will be inaugurated. This is the 1st greenfield airport
in the state. Commerce and connectivity will gain immensely from this project,”
PM Modi tweeted.
has been developed in an area of over 690 acres at a cost of more than Rs 640
crore. It has a 2,300 m long runway and is well-suited for all-weather day
The airport terminal is a modern
promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and recycling of resources. The
terminal at Hollongi has been constructed approximately at a cost of Rs 955
crore over an area of 4,100 sq m and has a peak handling capacity of 200
passengers per hour.
The Donyi Polo Airport is the fourth
operational airport in Arunachal Pradesh, PM Modi said during the launch event. "Seven
airports have been developed in the North East since 2014.