The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju formally inaugurated the much awaited Advanced Landing Ground at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.
Widening its communication, now Pasighat in East Siang District is connected by air with rest part of the world.
The Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) has brought Pasighat on the air map of the country and will give a huge fillip to tourism in the state.
The pristine and picturesque landscape of Pasighat, on the banks of river Siang, will become accessible to the rest of the world.
The project includes facilities of Air Traffic Control tower, perimeter road and security wall. It will facilitate operation of Fixed Wing Aircraft as well as helicopters for both the civil and military purposes.
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is in the process of setting up a Civil Terminal.
After Tezpur and Chabua, Sukhoi can be landed only at Pasighat ALG in the North-Eastern Region.
The ALG, which was a small strip previously, was taken over by the IAF in February, 2010 and upgraded. The new runway surface and other infrastructure built are similar to the other upgraded ALGs.