Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday officially launched the first air cargo service from Dimapur airport.

The air cargo service is a joint initiative of the Department of Horticulture, Nagaland and Airport Authority of India with Air India and Indigo as airline partners.

According to a News On Air report, CM Rio said the introduction of air cargo service is a long-felt need for the state as many of the products from the state go wasted.

Regional Executive Director, Airport Authority of India, North East region, M Suresh said the AAI is planning to construct a new terminal building including cargo service terminal at Dimapur with all modern facilities.