Union Minister apprised on Pasighat Advance Landing Ground (ALG)
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra has requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu for installation of Landing System, which will enable all weather, round the year operation of commercial flights at Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in East Siang district. In a letter to the minister on Thursday, the governor said that the ALG Pasighat is the only operational airport for fixed winged aircraft passenger service in the state. He informed the minister that at present, Alliance Air’s ATR-42 aircrafts were operating from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati thrice a week on alternate days. The commencement of the ibid flight was overwhelmingly welcomed by the people of the state as an important amenity.
Referring to recent media reports, Mishra said that the only fixed winged air service, which started in the month of May this year, is undergoing frequent cancellations. He informed the minister that Arunachal Pradesh is a strategically important frontier state bordering China. “In the interest of our National defence as also the onerous public interest like medical emergencies, suitable landing system at the Pasighat ALG is an inescapable requirement,” the governor pointed out.