Itanagar: PM Modi to Inaugurate Donyi Polo Airport

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Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh on November 19. The 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station will be dedicated to the Nation at roughly 9:30 AM, and the Prime Minister will also officially open Donyi Polo Airport near Itanagar. After that, he will travel to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where at around 2 PM, he would officially open the “Kashi Tamil Sangamam.”

The Prime Minister will dedicate the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh, “Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar,” in a significant move to improve connectivity in the North-East. The airport’s name pays homage to Arunachal Pradesh’s longstanding indigenous veneration of the Sun (known as “Donyi”) and the Moon (known as “Polo”) as well as the state’s traditions and rich cultural history.

The airport which is the first new airport in Arunachal Pradesh cost more than 640 crore rupees to create over an area of more than 690 acres. The airport is excellent for daytime operations in all conditions because to its 2300 m runway. The airport terminal is a cutting-edge structure that supports resource recycling, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The construction of a new airport in Itanagar will help the region’s economic development by increasing connectivity and serving as a stimulus for the expansion of trade and tourism.

The 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station will also be dedicated to the nation during the programme by the prime minister. The project which was built in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh at a cost of more than Rs 8450 crore and over an area of more than 80 kilometers, will make Arunachal Pradesh a power-surplus state and benefit the National Grid in terms of grid stability and integration. This project will make a significant contribution to the nation’s achievement of its commitment to increase the adoption of green energy.

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