Itanagar, November 19
Amidst chanting of incantations by tribal priests, the spanking new Donyi Polo airport, the first greenfield facility in Arunachal Pradesh, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
The airport located at Hollongi, around 15 kilometres from the state capital Itanagar, will link the border state with other Indian cities with commercial flights as well as other parts of Arunachal Pradesh through helicopter services.
The airport's foundation stone was laid by Modi in February 2019.
Modi also dedicated the 600MW Kameng hydropower project in the north-eastern state's West Kameng district to the nation.
The Kameng hydropower project has been developed at a cost of more than Rs 8,450 crore in an area spread over more than 80 sq km.
It is expected to make Arunachal Pradesh a power-surplus state and benefit the national grid in terms of stability and integration.
“Connectivity and energy infrastructure will bring a new dawn of development for the north-eastern region,” Modi said addressing the gathering at the airport.
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