The project worth Rs 300 crore is supposed to provide direct benefit to tourism, health, disaster management, trade and commerce and government administration, among others.
Addressing the media here recently, Bikram Singha Lahkar, chief patron of the college said that improved aviation facilities in the region in the form of air medical support service, charter aircraft, one Northeast Regional Airlines service, connecting the capitals of eight States and other facilities proposed in the project would be the major employment generator in the region directly helping 10,000 youth.
Despite spending a huge amount of money as subsidy to Air India and many private airlines, the Northeast aviation industry is in a pitiable condition. Whereas many of the airfields including Pasighat, Rupsi, Teju, Zero and Kamalpur are still not operational, only 11 out of total 22 airports are considered as fully operational.
27/07/14 Assam Tribune