Pema Khandu Expresses Anguish Over Hollongi Airport Objection
Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed anguish over the reported objections raised by few sections of the society over land compensation rates when the central government has cleared all decks for construction of the first full-fledged airport of the state at Hollongi near Itanagar.
The Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed that during his recent visit to Delhi on January 11 last, he was informed that the Finance Ministry has approved the sanction amount for the long pending project.
“I had promised the people that I will make the Hollongi airport a reality in my tenure. It feels my heart with pain to know that when the project is about to take off, few people are raising objections. I want to tell them that please understand the airport is not only for Hollongi but the entire state,” he said while addressing a public meeting at Laayang in Kurung Kumey district on Tuesday, an official release informed.
Pema Khandu informed that after a lot of persuasions the Center has accepted to provide land compensation in addition to the airport project cost as a special case for Arunachal Pradesh despite without any such provisions. He made a fervent appeal to the people to think and act in larger interest of the state discarding individual benefits while dedicating the first-ever in Arunachal Pradesh steel arch bridge over River Kurung at Laayang connecting Sangram and rest of the world with Nyobia circle.
The double-lane bridge will become the lifeline of several villages in Nyobia circle besides providing connectivity to remote circles of Parsi-Parlo and Damin. Constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1116.52 lakhs, the bridge spans 96 mtrs, work on which began in 2015 and was completed recently in September 2018.
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