ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday emphasized the need for using the Advance Landing Grounds (ALG) in the State for civilian traffic in addition to the flying for national defence.
Chairing a high-level meeting at Raj Bhawan here, Mishra called for better and prompt coordination between Indian Air Force and State's civil aviation department for optimizing the air services at Mechuka in the Shi-Yomi district.
The meeting was convened to discuss about Mechuka ALG for the civil establishment's use and also for area clearance for safe landing and taking off for airlines.
State Assembly Speaker Passang Dorjee Sona, Air Defence Commander of Shillong-based Eastern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Surat Singh, in-charge Chief Secretary Kaling Tayeng and IAF officers attended the meeting, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here.
While stressing on the safety measures, the Governor advised for no-construction zone notifications around the Mechuka ALG from the district administration and proper implementation of such orders as safety precautions.
Construction of buildings and other structures within notified areas around the ALG must not be allowed, he added.
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