Arunachal Pradesh’s first airport expected to be ready by August 2022


Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister Pema Khandu said that state’s first airport Hollongi is expected to ready by August 2022, ahead of the scheduled completion date.

The airport is supposed to be completed by November 22 next year as per the original agreement with construction agencies. However, the central and state government authorities are pushing for its commissioning by August next year.

Once commissioned, the airport will be the first in the mountain state with a runway of 2300 meters eligible for landing and take off of Boeing 747 aircrafts.

While acquisition of required land (5 acres) on Assam side, shifting of 132 KV Power Grid line and diversion of Kokila river are under process about 74 per cent work has been done on the 4-lane approach road of about 4 kilometres to the airport, which will be completed by January 31 next year.