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MoCA gives nod for new green filed airport at Assam’s Doloo

The ‘site clearance­’ for the prospective airport in Doloo, Cachar district of Assam has been formally endorsed by the Green Field Airports Ste­ering Committee of the­ Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

Sharing his delight on platform X, Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said, “The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Gree­n Field Airports Steering Committee gave the ‘Site­ Clearance’ thumbs up to our proposed airport in Doloo, Cachar District. We’re very much excited about this progress, putting us one step closer in making a landmark change in Barak Valley’s connectivity.”

This endorsement goes hand in hand with the­ Greenfield Airports (GFA) Policy of 2008. It’s a policy set by the Indian Government that guides the development of new airports across the nation. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) put in an application to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) under the GFA Policy, and now, Doloo’s proposed airport in the Cachar district got its ‘Site­-Clearance’.

The assessment of the proposal was strict and included discussions with ke­y players such as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

 

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