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Zoramthanga meets Central minister over airport upgrade

Zoramthanga meets Central minister over airport upgrade
January 22
08:36 2020

NET Bureau

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Tuesday met Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to discuss the issues of upgrading the Lengpui airport in Aizawl and operating more flights. This is the second meeting between Zoramthanga and Puri since the former took over as the Chief Minister of Mizoram.

Zoramthanga informed the Union minister that the State Government has been taking steps to reduce tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF), as per the Centre’s advice, in order to attract more flight operators to Mizoram.

The Chief Minister also called for a review of the share of responsibilities between the AAI and the State Government, taking into consideration the economy of Mizoram. An official release stated that Puri agreed with the proposal and verbally instructed Civil Aviation officials and the Mizoram Government to prepare an action plan.

Briefing the Union minister on the ongoing works to upgrade the Lengpui airport, Zoramthanga said installation of an additional DVOR atop a hill near the airport is expected to be completed within the next two months. Fifty per cent of the works on extension of the airport apron has been completed, while 70 per cent of the isolation parking bay has been completed.

Last year, the AAI allocated Rs 450 crore for the upgrade of the Lengpui airport.

It may be mentioned here that Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai also met the Union Civil Aviation Minister last week and stressed the need of a direct Aizawl-New Delhi flight.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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