Dimapur airport to be upgraded

 DIMAPUR, Feb 17 – A meeting between Nagaland Governor RN Ravi and senior officials of the Airports Authority of India here decided to develop the Dimapur Airport in two phases.

The meeting also decided to improve air connectivity in the State, a press release from Raj Bhavan said. The development follows Ravi’s recent meeting with Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.

It was decided that in the first phase the runway of the airport will be extended to enable Airbus and other modern aircraft to operate from Dimapur and also cater to required security and safety requirements. The passenger amenities will also be improved.

The Alliance Air, which operates the Guwahati-Dimapur-Imphal flight thrice a week, is considering making it a daily flight. Indigo Air has also assured to introduce its service from first week of March by connecting Dimapur with Guwahati, Imphal and Dibrugarh under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, the release said.

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