Itanagar, Nov 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh’s first greenfield airport in Itanagar on Saturday. The airport built at a cost of 640 crores is named ‘Donyi Polo airport’ reflecting the state’s rich cultural heritage.
Union Law and Justice minister Kiren Rijiju welcomed PM Modi in Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of the inauguration of the state’s first greenfield airport.
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With Donyi Polo Airport the state will now have three operational airports and it will also account for the 16th airport in the North-East region.
Addressing the public at the event PM Modi said, “we have brought such a work culture that we lay the foundation of a project and also inaugurate it.” “We do not postpone work,” he added.
Built with a cost of more than Rs 640 crore and spanning over an area of over 690 acres, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations.
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The name of the airport Donyi Polo is the reflection of Arunachal Pradesh’s rich culture and heritage as ‘Donyi’ means Sun and ‘Polo’ means the Moon.
According to the official statement, the terminal constructed at Hollangi at a cost of Rs 955 crore has the capacity to handle 200 passengers per hour as it spans an area of 4100 sq m.