The first greenfield airport was built in Arunachal Pradesh. Here is why it makes a difference.

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The Donyi Polo Airport, which is located 25 kilometers from Itanagar, was opened on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A “greenfield” airport is one that is entirely new (undeveloped) and built from the ground up. According to Dilip Sajnani, Director of the Airport Authority of India, the airport is anticipated to significantly improve connectivity and would also contribute to the expansion of trade and tourism in the area. The 19th of November is a significant day for the Northeast and Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar’s Donyi Polo Airport will be officially opened. The state’s first greenfield airport is located here. This project would have a huge positive impact on connectivity and commerce, Prime Minister Modi tweeted on Friday night.

1st Greenfield Airport in Arunachal Pradesh earns 5 points.

1. Over 690 acres of land have been used to create the airport, which has cost over 640 crores. According to a government release, it features a 2,300 m long runway and is suitable for all-weather daytime operations.

2. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) noted in the announcement prior to the launch that the name of the airport represents the customs and rich cultural legacy of Arunachal Pradesh as well as the long-standing indigenous veneration to the Sun (‘Donyi’) and the Moon (‘Polo’) in the state.

3. The airport terminal is a cutting-edge structure that supports resource recycling, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. The Hollongi terminal has a peak handling capacity of 200 passengers per hour and was built for around 955 crores across an area of 4,100 sq m.

4. According to PM Modi, the Donyi Polo Airport is the fourth operating airport in Arunachal Pradesh. Since 2014, “seven airports have been created,” Prime Minister Modi stated during the ceremony.

5. In 2019, PM Modi lay the first stone of this airport.

600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station is launchedOn the inaugural occasion, PM Modi also dedicated the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station to the country. The project, which involved developing the power station at a cost of more than Rs. 8,450 crores, intends to make Arunachal Pradesh a state with a surplus of electricity. The project will assist the National Grid in terms of grid stability and integration and is consistent with India’s aim to move toward green energy projects.

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