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Arunachal Pradesh’s capital has an airport

Prime 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 undeveloped site.


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


19th 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.


The airport 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 operations.


The airport terminal is a modern building, which 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.

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