A new Airport in Assam ‘Rupsi’ is ready to start its operations under the Regional Connectivity Scheme and is likely to commense from January 2021, Airports Authority of India said.
The airport has received its license by Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The estimated cost of the re-development is Rs 69 Crore.
Rupsi Airport is built across 337 acres of land, the newly developed airport has a terminal building with an area of 3,500 sqm.
It Equipped with 10 check-in counters, the terminal is designed to process 200 passengers during peak hours.
The newly built runway of the airport is suitable for landing ATR-72 type of Aircraft.
The airport also has car parking in the city side, for the arrivals and departures in having capacity of accommodating 100 cars.
The project work includes the construction of Terminal Building, ATC Tower, Security Hut, and other allied works and development of airside facilities like Strengthening and Re-carpeting of the runway, taxiway, apron, and allied works including Car park, approach road, the boundary wall is completed.
The foundation Stone for development of Rupsi Airport was laid on February 22, 2019.
The airport will serve the need of air travellers from four districts of Lower Assam viz. Dhubri, Kokarajhar, Bongaigaon and Goalpara as well as neighbouring states like West Bengal, Meghalaya and some parts of Bhutan.
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