From our correspondent
Itagar, Feb 8: Lok Sabha member from Aruchal East Parliamentary constituency Ninong Ering, in a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, asked to apprise him of the present status of the Pasighat, Tezu and Itagar airports.
Ering also pleaded the Union Civil Aviation Minister to give utmost importance to these projects, considering the urgent need of the aviation infrastructure in the State.
The Congress MP said the State has been experiencing connectivity hurdles with the rest of the country for decades and it is very unfortute that the State is yet to get an operatiol airport.
“The situation in Aruchal Pradesh is dismal that requires special attention,” Ering wrote.
“The Centre recently launched the Regiol Air Connectivity Scheme called Udan, which aims at facilitating regiol connectivity through fincial support and infrastructure development. Udan aims to catalyze regiol aviation sector by improving underdeveloped regiol routes,” the letter, a copy of which was made available to media houses, stated.
“This regiol connectivity scheme, if implemented properly, can deliver a host of benefits by fulfilling untapped demand for convenient travelling, facilitating businesses and trade more efficiently, unlocking India’s tourism potential as well as promoting tiol integration,” the MP said.
While stating that connectivity and infrastructure in the State must be of prime importance under Udan, Ering said Aruchal Pradesh requires state-of-art infrastructure.