Dimapur Airport to get runway extensions

Feb 15,2020

If things work out as planned, Airbus and other modern aircrafts will be able operate from Dimapur in the near future. 

The required extensions of the runway for enable such operation was discussed when senior officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) came to Kohima from Delhi and held a meeting with Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on February 14.  

It was a follow-up of a recent meeting of between the Governor and Union Minister of State (IC) for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi, informed a press release from PRO Raj Bhavan. 

Discussions were held for improvement of the Dimapur Airport and its infrastructure as well as to further improve the air connectivity of the State and it has been decided to develop the Dimapur Airport in two phases, it said. 

Phase-I will ensure extensions of the runway to enable modern aircrafts to operate from Dimapur and also will cater to required security and safety needs besides increased passenger amenities, it added. 

Meanwhile, the Alliance Air, which currently operating Guwahati – Dimapur – Imphal thrice, is considering to increase its services and make it daily, the release informed.

Indigo Air, under Regional Connectivity, has also assured to introduce its air service from first week of March – connecting Dimapur with Guwahati, Imphal and Dibrugarh, it added. 

According to the release, to further improve Regional Air Connectivity, the Civil Aviation Ministry is exploring launching of Sea-plane Services in the North East. 

Such possibility in Nagaland was also discussed in the meeting and the Doyang Hydel Project site was identified as a potential Sea-plane operating base, it said.  

Its technical feasibility will be studied and then taken up with the Ministry while an exercise to locate other potential sites in the State will also be carried out, it added.

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