Arunachal: IAF starts repairing work of Vijaynagar ALG

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu had visited Vijaynagar in December & appraised to Defence Minister of India to take up the repair & maintenance work of ALG.


Vijaynagar

Vijayanagar ALG is situated in the Arunachal Pradesh. The place is not connected with any motorable road. The ALG  is not been fit for operations by fixed wing aircraft since year 2016. Indian Air Force as taken up a project to repair the same. All the material and labourers has to be airlifted to Vijayanagar.

It must be mention here that “Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu had visited Vijaynagar in December & appraised to   Defence Minister of India to take up the repair & maintenance work of ALG.

Khandu wrote in his twitter handle “Amazed at the electrifying speed at which the ministry has heeded our request. Thanks to our dynamic Defence Minister Smti  N Sitharaman ji that the work is now ON.

The repair work involves cleaning of runway surface on which grass and moss had accumulated   due to non utilisation of surface over a long duration.

This task required large number of people as it is manpower oriented. In an unprecedented move the people from 11 villages from local area of Vijayanagar came forward volunteering to help Air Force authorities to undertake this task by carrying out Shramdaan.

The repair work by the specialised team has already  commenced and the material is being transported to the ALG in phases.

This move by villagers is highly appreciated and reflects the close connection civil population has with the IAF where it operates.

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