Mechukha: The Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to add another airport, and this time in the remote location of Mechuka in Shi Yomi district.
Pasang Dorjee Sona, the speaker of Arunachal Pradesh legislative Assembly on Sunday tweeted that the civil terminal at Mechuka is almost ready.
Much awaited Civil Terminal at Mechukha is almost ready. Fixed-Wing Dornier 228 aircraft will soon start its service from Mechukha facilitating easy & quick movement of people. Today inspected the Civil Terminal building along with DC, ADC and department officials. pic.twitter.com/9zjxynWa9g
— Pasang Dorjee Sona (@pasang_sona) December 4, 2022
The speaker on Sunday inspected the civil terminal building at Mechuka along with the deputy commissioner of Shi Yomi district and other officials.
Fixed-Wing Dornier 228 aircraft will soon start its service from Mechukha facilitating easy and quick movement of people, Sona said.
However, Sona did not mention abou any specific date for the launch of the new airport at Mechukha.
Mechukha is a sub-division headquarters of Shi Yomi district and is located 29 km south of the Chinese border.
Mechukha has a Advance Landing Ground (ALG), an airstrip used by the Indian Air Force.
Connected by the strategic India-China Border Roads, Mechuka is located 47 km northwest of Tato, the headquarters of Shi Yomi district.
Prior to the construction of the modern road, the only access to the village was through the airstrip, used by the Indian Air Force to supply goods to local people. The IAF uses Antonov-32 aircraft and helicopters.
The runway was renovated, strengthened, upgraded to a concrete runway and extended to 4,700 feet in 2017.
There is a twice a week helicopter service under the UDAN scheme on Monday and Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 19 inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh’s first green-field airport, Donyi Polo Airport, at Hollongi near Itanagar.