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Team of experts to assess site in Nagaland for airport project

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

An eight-member team of aviation experts has arrived in to conduct a feasibility study for a airport at Ciethu, around 20 km from here, official sources said.

The team, comprising members of Airports Authority of (AAI) and of Civil Aviation (DGCA), will be submitting their report to the Centre in the next 10 days, they said.

In 2006, too, a central government team had carried out a field assessment for the ambitious project.

Talking to mediapersons before heading for the survey, S D Tiwari, the of AAI, said the team that arrived in the state yesterday will be carrying out a fresh survey at the as the earlier report has been "nullified".

Tiwari, who left for Ciethu this morning along with Civil Aviation Minister Paiwang Konyak, also said that the state has submitted its own assessment to the team.

"The state government's survey by its own team has relevant information. We will submit both the reports to the of Civil Aviation for consideration," he added.

Paiwang said the government had "purchased 6.25 acres of land at Ciethu long ago", but the project got delayed as the 2006 survey report was "incomprehensive".

He expressed hope that the will approve the latest survey report by AAI and DGCA.

Nagaland, which presently has one airport in Dimapur, will be able have a second aerodrome close to the state capital, once the project gets a nod from the Union government, he added.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 13:15 IST