By Accommodation Times Bureau
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi Today laid the foundation stone for Greenfield Airport at Itanagar and Sela Tunnel. He also unveiled more than Rs 4,000 crores development projects in the state from IG Park in Itanagar.
PM said, “Today I got an opportunity to unveil projects worth more than Rs 4000 crore”. Additional projects worth Rs 13,000 crore is in progress in the state, he added.
He said, “Our government allocated Rs 44000 crore funds to Arunachal which is double the amount provided by the previous governments.”
PM laid the foundation stone for the construction of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated retrofitted Tezu airport. The terminal at Hollongi will be constructed at a cost of Rs 955 crore with an area of 4100 sqm and has a peak handling capacity of 200 passengers per hour. During the occasion, he said that from today connectivity of the state will improve. At present, the only way to reach Itanagar by air is to get down at Guwahati Airport and travel either by road or by Helicopter service.
Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. It will provide all-weather connectivity to Tawang Valley and reduce the travel time to Tawang by an hour. It will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore. Modi said that rail and road dual use bridge at bogibeel has brought Arunachal more closer to the mainland. Government is working on almost Rs 1000 crore worth of projects for improving connectivity of the state.
Prime Minister declared 100% household electrification in Arunachal Pradesh under Saubhagya scheme. PM also dedicated 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant in Arunachal Pradesh to the nation.