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Civilian termil at ALG Pasighat remains a distant dream

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Itagar, June 27: The much touted civilian termil at the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in East Siang district has not yet been started with the project nearing completion with 90 percent works done.

The resentment for not constructing the civilian termil at the ALG is growing day by day with various organizations led by Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) East Siang Unit and students’ organization demanding for it.

The Civilian Termil Demand Committee ALG Pasighat (CTDC-ALG PSG) in a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner last week had expressed the sentiments of the local public.

It was shown that the civilian termil would be given first preference; however it is unfortute to observe that it was a ploy to convert it only for Air force/Military base by demanding more land at the fag end for construction of civilian lounge, stated the memorandum.

Claiming their demand as legitimate, the committee vice-chairman, Tobom Dai stated that “our anxiety and restlessness regarding the construction of Civil Termil is genuine as the construction of the ALG is nearing of completion but there is no sign of it. All these times we had been made to understand that there is a civilian termil but the ground reality is entirely different with new set of conditions being put up for acquiring fresh land. The people want a civilian airport than a military one,” added Dai.