CM Khandu Inspects Construction of the Greenfield Airport at Holongi

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday inspected the ongoing construction of the Greenfield Airport at Holongi. Visiting the site along with state’s Civil Aviation Minister Nakap Nalo, host of legislators and departmental officials, Khandu took first hand report of the ground facts.

“This project, foundation of which was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is our top-most priority. Please be informed that earlier the completion target was November 2022, which has been changed to August 2022. Work accordingly,” Khandu advised. He also assured that funds won’t be a constraint for completion of any work on time.

The Chief Minister though expressed concern over the slow progress of actual work on the runaway and airport terminal. Khandu therefore urged the officials to speed up the construction process and to meet the August 2022 deadline for completion. “You have got five months of the best working season now. Make full use of it. Work day and night. You have got all our support and cooperation,” he said while adding that he would monitor the progress by personally visiting the site from time to time.

The Chief Minister also visited the rehabilitation site of the 186 displaced Chakma families and interacted with them. He assured them assistance, especially in resolving the drinking water issue, which is under progress. As a temporary solution, water is being supplied through borewells at the moment.

Khandu was informed that 156 families had to be shifted and rehabilitated from the project site and 30 families from the 4-lane approach road. Almost all families have shifted except a few who after harvesting their crops would follow soon.