The DoNER ministry has plans to partially fund Rs 1,000 crores for the proposed Greenfield airport in Nagaland’s capital Kohima.

This was conveyed by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio who called on him in New Delhi on Wednesday along with a delegation of senior officers of the state government.

Jitendra Singh conveyed to Neiphiu Rio that the proposal to set up an airport in Kohima is being pursued seriously by the DoNER ministry and after an appropriate site was identified by the state government, a technical feasibility report was also prepared by the Airports Authority of India which was favorable for an all-weather airport.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio conveyed to the DoNER minister that the total estimated cost to set up an airport could be around Rs 1,000 crore and requested that a part of it could be funded by the DoNER ministry or the North Eastern Council.