ITANAGAR, Jun 22: Commercial planes will start flying to the Pasighat Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in the first week of September, Civil Aviation secretary Vinod P Kavle said after inspecting the ALG at Ziro on Thursday.
The inspection was carried out for expediting the process of making the Ziro as well as the other ALGs in state operational for commercial flights.
Kavle hoped that with the start of commercial flights, Ziro would be the hub for tourism, agriculture, floriculture and horticulture activities in state.
Interacting with the district administration and Indian Air Force (IAF) officers, he sought cooperation and coordination from all the stakeholders in clearing the 2.3-metre land for the construction of a security wall of Ziro ALG.
The secretary also constituted a team comprising the DLRSO and his staff and DEO from IAF, who would do a final measurement of the disputed stretch of land.
Later, he inspected the collapsed portion of security wall, drainage system and the portion where the ALG has no security walls.
Kavle accordingly directed the PHED AE to submit an estimate for the drainage system in the ALG and taking note of high-rise buildings in the ALG vicinity, he directed the district administration to put a hold on construction of such structures within 100 meters from the perimeter.
ADC Nending Chatung, Group Captain P Singh, PHED AE Hibu Kojin, DFCSO Nabum Tagum, PWD ASW Landi T Taki and LRSO in-charge Dikchu Raji accompanied the secretary during his inspection. DIPRO