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Itanagar, Feb 17: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday inspected the provisional civil terminal site, adjacent to Pasighat ALG and assured to grant required amount at the earliest to make the existing civil supplies and transport (CST) building operational for air services. Submitting a status report on the proposed provisional civil terminal and a copy of estimate for renovation of the existing CST building, Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong and Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak apprised Khandu of the need to equip the CST building with minimal civic amenities to make it fully functional, as suggested by the Air India officials during their recent visit, an official report informed here today. The duo further informed the chief minister that Regional Coordinator (Kolkata) of Air India, T K Saha and ADCA (T), Civil Aviation, Naharlagun, R N Pathak had visited the site on January 11 last and advised to develop the existing building infrastructure to start ATR-42 service immediately between Guwahati to Pasighat. Accordingly, the district administration has forwarded the estimate amounting to rupees one crore and sixty lakhs to the government for approval, they added.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, BJP state President Tapir Gao, Minister Industries Tamiyo Taga, Parliamentary Secretaries Tatung Jamoh, P D Sona and Phurpa Tsering, MLAs Moyong and Olom Panyang, Commissioner (PWD) Hage Khoda and Chief Engineer PWD (Central Zone-B) Nani Tatung, DC Tamiyo Tatak, SP Pranav Tayal, PMC Chief Councilor Kaling Doruk and host of government officials accompanied Khandu during his visit to the provisional civil terminal site, the report added.