The Foundation Stone of Construction of New Greenfield Airport at Hollongi Airport in Arunachal Pradesh was laid by the Prime Minister of India on 09th February 2019. The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony took place in the august presence of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, Kiren Rijiju Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Chowna Mein, Deputy Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh.
The Airports Authority of India, under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, is committed to provide air connectivity and develop as well as upgrade airport infrastructure across the country. Due to the proactive measures being undertaken by the Government, India is already one of the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world.
Considering the importance of air connectivity to the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, a Greenfield Airport is proposed to be constructed at Hollongi, 15 km from Itanagar. Planned on 667 acres of land the airport will be able to handle Airbus -320 type of aircraft operations.
The Greenfield Airport will be constructed in phases. The Phase-I will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs.955 cr which would include construction of runway of 2300 x 45m, apron a state-of-the-art terminal building Technical Block cum ATC, a fire station, isolation bay, installation of DVOR & ILS.
The New Domestic Terminal building of the Greenfield Airport will have an area of 4100 sqm to handle a peak hour capacity of 200 passengers. The terminal will be equipped with all modern passenger facilities, consisting of a pre-engineered structure with glass & steel envelop having profile sheet roofing on steel truss.
While addressing the public gathering, Hon’ble Prime Minister said “The new project will be completed in record time for better connectivity for people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Further Prime Minister emphasised that once Hollongi Airport is operationalized it will boost the economy of the state. The project will boost tourism, employment growth.