17 Airports presently operational in NER
Several infrastructure development projects inter alia for increasing road connectivity and National highways as well as for promoting airways have been taken up by the concerned Ministries and Departments of the Central Government in North Eastern Region (NER).
A total of 3179 kms of road projects have been completed during the last 5 years in the North Eastern Region. In addition, under various schemes being implemented by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region a total of 79 projects worth Rs 1359.61 crore have been completed during the last five years. A total of 8017 kms of National Highways have been sanctioned and 5932 kms. of National Highways have been completed respectively, during the last 10 years in the North Eastern Region.
With the recent operationalization of 8 airports, 17 airports are presently operational in the North Eastern Region. The Donyi Polo Airport in Holongi Arunachal Pradesh has been the recent most Airport to be operationalized in the North Eastern Region.
This information was given by the Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy in the Lok Sabha in a written reply on 13 February,2023.