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Assam: Centre recommends ‘Site Clearance’ for proposed airport in Doloo, Cachar

First Published: 13th February, 2024 15:44 IST

"With this decision of the Steering Committee, we are now one step closer to ushering a remarkable connectivity transformation in Barak Valley, "said CM Sarma

In a decision that would give a big boost to air connectivity in Assam’s Barak Valley, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Steering Committee for Green Field Airports has formally recommended ‘Site Clearance’ for the proposed green field airport in Doloo, Cachar district.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to X to share the news and said that Assam is now one step closer to bringing a remarkable connectivity transformation in Barak Valley.

“I am happy to share that the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Steering Committee for Green Field Airports has formally recommended “Site Clearance” for the proposed green field airport in Doloo, Cachar District. Under the Greenfield Airport Policy, establishing a new airport is broadly a two stage process – site clearance followed by in principle approval. With this decision of the Steering Committee, we are now one step closer to ushering a remarkable connectivity transformation in Barak Valley,” CM Sarma posted on X.

The green field airport in Doloo will be built under the Greenfield Airports (GFA) Policy, 2008, which prescribes the procedure and conditions for development of new greenfield airports in the country.

Already two greenfield airports — Pakyong and Itanagar (Hollongi) have been constructed in Northeast under GFA Policy, 2008.

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