PM Narendra Modi inaugurate dArunachal’s first greenfield airport ‘Donyi Polo Airport’ in Itanagar today.
The terminal at Hollongi has been constructed approximately at a cost of Rs 955 crore with an area of 4100 sq m and has a peak handling capacity of 200 passengers per hour.
The airport has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than Rs 640 crore. With a 2,300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations.
The airport terminal is a modern building, which promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and the recycling of resources. Donyi Polo Airport will be the third operational airport for Arunachal Pradesh, taking the total airport count in the North-East region to 16.
According to an official statement, from 1947 to 2014, only nine airports were built in the North-East. The rest seven have been built in last eight years.