The Meghalaya High Court directed the state government to file a preliminary statement on building a new airport or expanding the existing one, as the Airport Authority of India (AAI) tells extension of runways at Shillong Airport may not be possible.
Meghalaya High Court
The Meghalaya High Court has directed the government to file a piece of preliminary information on whether to build a greenfield airport or expand the current Umroi Airport as the Airport Authority of India has told the extension of the runways at Shillong Airport may not be possible, officials told.
Airport Authority of India
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) implicitly requested the state government to identify land for a greenfield airport project, during a hearing yesterday.
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In its affidavit filed before the Meghalaya High Court, the AAI told, “It is not hopeful about the feasibility of the extended runways at the Umroi Airport or the extent to which it may be feasible to extend the runways
Guwahati Airport to Shillong
Since the condition appears to be keen to have an airport that would cater to the requirements of the residents in the State and others intending to visit the State without having to endure the present three-hour ordeal of journeying from Guwahati Airport to Shillong proper, it is hoped that something concrete about the growth of the State is planned, with a greenfield airport project or an expanded Umroi Airport as its centre being a harbinger or catalyst for the general development of the State that would make employment opportunities and add to the wellbeing and happiness quotient of the citizens here, the high court told
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