ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D Mishra, on Friday, exhorted the officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), to work with determination to make the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi near here, operational by August 15 next year. Reviewing the progress of the dream project, the Governor said that it is the duty of every official concerned with the project to ensure that the ground efforts go without any slippage and error.
"All departments like Environment & Forests, Power, Public Health Engineering and Water Supply, PWD, land management and administration should put their shoulders together to make up the backlog of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic," he said.
Interacting with senior officers of the departments involved in the project, the Governor advised them to enhance the materials, work force, plants and machines in an integrated and well supervised way to make up the shortfall in the targeted work schedule to meet the dateline. Civil Aviation Secretary Swapnil Naik and AAI General Manager Dilip M. Sajnani briefed the Governor of the ground progress and critical issues for timely completion. They also briefed him regarding the stop gap infrastructure being planned to make the airport operational on time on the pattern of Kushinagar International Airport.