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Agartala airport to soon become the third international airport in Northeast India

Posted : 20 June 2019 02:39:03 | By TWO Bureau | GNN bureau

Agartala airport to soon become the third international airport in Northeast India

At present, Northeast has only two international, one at Guwahati and the other at Imphal, which was turned into an international airport just two years ago. As of now, Agartala airport, after Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, is the busiest airport in Northeast India. 

Pranajit Singha Roy, Tripura Transport and Tourism minister mentioned that the airport would be completed by the end of this year. In case the task is hampered by heavy rains during the monsoon or any other reason, early 2020 will see the completion of this project. The state government has already allotted 72 acres of land to AAI for the project. 

A few days back, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb was visiting Delhi, where he had a long discussion with the Civil Aviation Minister about the upgradation of the airport according to the international standards. An official from the Chief Minister’s Office informed that Deb’s request was taken quite positively by the Union Civil Aviation Minister Raj Kumar Singh. 

The airport in Agartala was built by then King Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur back in the year 1942. Also, it has major historical significance, as, during the World War II, the airport was extensively used by the US army. 
 
 



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