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6 Airports in Arunachal to Upgrade India-China Border
Feb 11, 2015

In a strategic move, the Central government has commenced work to develop six airports in Arunachal Pradesh. The eastern border state, which China does not recognise as part of India, does not have a single operational airport at present and has just a heliport near Itanagar.

  • Along the 3,488-km border with China, there are no operational airports at present.

  • The first of these airports at Tezu is to be made operational in January 2016.

  • Apart from the airport at Tezu, efforts have also been renewed to resolve a long-standing dispute between the Central and state government over sharing the compensation  for rehabilitation of 145 families to develop a second airport at Holangi.

  • After the new land acquisition act came into force, rehabilitation costs shot up to around Rs. 650 crore from an earlier estimate of Rs 145 crore.

  • Feasibility studies are being commissioned to set up four more airports at Tawang, Daparizo, Anini and Koloriang.

  • The push to improve air connectivity in the region comes close on the heels of the Indian government easing norms to construct 1,800 km. of roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China in September last year.

  • The seven operational airports in the North-Eastern region are Dibrugarh, Lilabari, Guwahati (Assam), Dimapur (Nagaland), Shillong (Meghalaya), Imphal (Manipur) and Agartala (Tripura).

  • China has vastly improved roads and is building or extending air strips on its side of the Line of Actual Control. India does not have a single operational airport in Arunachal Pradesh.

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