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Arunachal urges Centre to develop airports in state

Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to develop airports and other ancillaries in the state in its new aviation policy.

The matter was raised by the Arunachal Civil Aviation Minister Thangwang Wangham in a meeting for consultation of the Draft Civil Aviation Policy, convened by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju in New Delhi on Tuesday. Wangham proposed the ministry to include a provision for construction of new airports of “short take off and landing” type in the prospective locations of the state, an official communique said.

He further said that the new policy should provide for a regional cargo hub in the north eastern region which would widen the scope of various region-specific trade and commerce activities.

“Arunachal with its potential in sectors such as food processing, floriculture and agriculture will stand to benefit considerably from such a hub. I propose establishment of a regional cargo hub, preferably in Guwahati which is the hub and gateway to all the north eastern states,” he said.

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