From Our Correspondent
Itagar, June 23: Commercial planes will start flying to the Pasighat Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in the first week of September, Civil Aviation secretary Vinod P Kavle said after inspecting the ALG at Ziro on Thursday. The inspection was carried out for expediting the process of making the Ziro as well as the other ALGs in state operatiol for commercial flights, an official report informed here today. Kavle hoped that with the start of commercial flights, Ziro would be the hub for tourism, agriculture, floriculture and horticulture activities in state. Interacting with the district administration and Indian Air Force (IAF) officers, he sought cooperation and coordition from all the stakeholders in clearing the 2.3-metre land for the construction of a security wall of Ziro ALG. The secretary also constituted a team comprising the DLRSO and his staff and DEO from IAF, who would do a fil measurement of the disputed stretch of land. Later, he inspected the collapsed portion of security wall, draige system and the portion where the ALG has no security walls. Kavle accordingly directed the PHED AE to submit an estimate for the draige system in the ALG and taking note of high-rise buildings in the ALG vicinity, he directed the district administration to put a hold on construction of such structures within 100 meters from the perimeter.