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Nagaland News : Dimapur Airport to be developed in two phases

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A meeting of Nagaland governor RN Ravi and senior officials of Delhi's Indian Airport Authority (AAI) in Kohima decided to develop Dimapur Airport in two phases.

The meeting on Friday follows a recent meeting of Hardeep Singh Puri, Ravi and state union minister for civil aviation (independent charge).

The meeting also decided to further improve the air connectivity in the state, Raj Bhavan said in a statement on Saturday.

In the phase-I of improvement, it was decided to ensure required extensions of the runway of the airport to enable Airbus and other modern aircraft to operate from Dimapur Airport and also cater to the required security and safety needs besides increased passenger amenities.

The Alliance Air, which is operating on the Guwahati-Dimapur-Imphal route thrice a week, is considering to increase its services and make it daily.

Indigo Air under Regional Connectivity also ensured that its air service would be introduced from the first week of March by connecting Dimapur with Guwahati, Imphal and Dibrugarh, it said.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering the introduction of Sea-plane Services in the Northeast to further boost the regional air connectivity.

Such a possibility was also explored at the Friday meeting in Nagaland and the site of the Doyang Hydel Project was identified as a possible operating base for the Sea-Plane.

The technological feasibility is researched and then taken up with the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

In addition, there will also be an exercise to identify other possible sites in the City, the statement added.

Updated by: News Sources 2020-02-17 10:42 AM