AYA appeal the state government for immediate up gradation of infrastructure at Ziro ALG for civilian terminal.
Complimenting the state government taking major decisions for upgrading the Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Ziro for civilian service, today the Apatani Youth Association (AYA) said that the community is ready to assist the government if it comes up appropriate plans and policy to develop its Defence extension.
Addressing the media persons, Chief Advisor to the Association Taku Chatung said that the current length of the runway is 1.3 km, if the government is willing to compensate the particular rate set in the local communities, and if it comes up with a proper policy to operate the ALG, the people may opt for giving land for extending the airport for civilian purpose also and AYA may negotiate the matter in the greater interest of public service for the Talley valley”, Chatung claimed
The Advance Landing Ground at Ziro is among the 6 operational defence extensions in the state which was launched in 2016.
The members of the association cited that without the propose usage of the ALG, there is virtually no use of it and 36 acres of land was donated for building which can be beneficial for public also.
Chatung informed that due to shortage of land for the infrastructural extension needs of setting up civil terminal, the airport service could not be started.
And due to this shortage of land in the valley, that’s why people are reluctant for providing more land in the adjoining areas.
However, the state government under SADA-2017 had earmarked Rs 1.60 crore and sanctioned Rs 1.50 crore for the renovation of the existing infrastructure inside the ALG compound to be used as the civilian terminal.
AYA President Hbung Tamang said that “Government will soon start a rotary (Helicopter) type of aircraft service under the UDAAN-2 Scheme. It is welcomed by the people of the valley.