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The under-construction Greenfield Airport in Hollongi attains major boost, as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) conducted its first flight test landing – considered as a key milestone towards efforts undertaken for operationalizing the Airport by 2022.
This Airport in Hollongi, 15 kms away from Itanagar will include Itanagar into the aviation map; thereby highlighting the significance of air access with the important city of Arunachal Pradesh.
Taking to Twitter, the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister – Pema Khandu has expressed gratitude to PM Narendra Modi and Union Minister – Jyotiraditya Scindia for strengthening the efforts in crossing the significant milestone. “Arunachal Pradesh Soaring High! A proud moment for us all as we cross yet another milestone in our efforts to operationalise Hollongi Greenfield Airport with first flight test landing by AAI. Grateful to Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji and Hon Minister @JM_Scindia Ji. Kudos team.” – he wrote.
Arunachal Pradesh Soaring High!
A proud moment for us all as we cross yet another milestone in our efforts to operationalise Hollongi Greenfield Airport with first flight test landing by AAI.
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) July 19, 2022
It involves developmental projects, such as – airport pavement construction, air side work, terminal building construction, and city side work.
The proposed airport is designed to accommodate A-320 aircraft, with a 500-meter runway expansion planned in the future to accommodate A-321 aircraft.
It’s terminal structure, which spans 4100 square metres, will be able to accommodate 200 people during peak hours. The terminal building will include eight check-in counters and all modern passenger amenities. It is expected to be operational by 2022.
This terminal will be an energy-efficient structure with a rainwater harvesting system and a long-term landscape plan.
Meanwhile, ATC Tower, Technical Block, Fire Station, Medical Center, and other auxiliary works are all part of the development project.
The surrounding landscapes have an impact on the building’s exterior. The roof form is organic and generates an instant connection with the spectator, moving away from the severe geometry of straight lines and angles. The interior of the structure is meant to give passengers a sense of serenity.
It has been accomplished by offering free-flowing spaces, a hidden service core, and a glass façade that connects the eye to the Himalayan Foothills’ panoramic breathtaking grandeur.
This airport is recognized as a significant measure of PM Modi’s initiative to transform Arunachal Pradesh into a significant gateway to Southeast Asia; thereby boosting the regional economic activity.