Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia along with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu will inaugurate the newly-developed infrastructure of Tezu Airport on 24 September.
The newly-developed infrastructure includes an extension of the runway, the construction of a new apron, the construction of a new terminal building, and a fire station-cum-ATC tower.
The government has spent Rs 170 crore to develop the facility which will promote infrastructure development and economic growth of the region and also boost tourism, trade, and employment generation.
Tezu Airport is a domestic airport located in the town of Tezu which operates through a single runway. The airport is developed on 212 acres of land, and is capable of handling operations for ATR 72 type of aircraft.
Airport Authority of India undertook the development and upgradation work to operationalise Tezu Airport at the request of the state government. The works undertaken for Rs 170 crore includes the extension of the runway and the construction of a new apron.
Teju Airport was operationalised in 2018 under the RCS UDAN scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The airport is currently connected to Dibrugarh, Imphal and Guwahati through regular scheduled flights by Alliance Air and Flybig Airline.
With the terminal area of 4000 sqm, it has peak hour serving capacity for 300 passengers.
Currently, it has two check-in counters and three more would be built in future. It has two arrival carrousels and two aircraft parking bays for ATR-72 type of aircraft.
The airport is equipped with double insulated roofing system, energy efficient HVAC lighting system and solid waste management system.
Re-use of treated water for flushing and horticulture purposes and rainwater harvesting integrated with sustainable urban drainage system.
Tezu is a small town located on the banks of the Lohit river and is the headquarters of Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The town is known for its scenic beauty, with lush green forests and rolling hills all around.