The Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Tuesday announced that Assam’s Rupsi airport located in Kokrajhar Dist is all ready to commence operations under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). According to reports, the airport has been re-developed at an estimated cost of Rs 69 crore and has also received a license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The airport is one of India’s newest in the RCS route and will cater to the local population, providing direct connectivity to cities like Guwahati and Kolkata.
Spread across 337 acres of land, the newly developed airport has a terminal building with an area of 3,500 sqm. Equipped with 10 check-in counters, the terminal is designed to process 200 passengers during peak hours. The newly-built runway of the airport is also suitable for landing ATR-72 types of aircraft.
The project work which includes the construction of the Terminal Building, ATC Tower, Security Hut and other allied works and development of air-side facilities like strengthening and re-carpeting of the runway, taxiway, apron and allied works, including the car park, approach road, and boundary wall is completed and commercial operation is likely to start from January 2021.