Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha recently met Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal for a discussion on the development of the aviation sector in the state. During the meeting the Civil Aviation Minister proposed an Aerotropolis for the state and sought 2,000 acres of land for the same. According to the official statement, “Mr. Sinha proposed to build an Aerotropolis in the state which would bring huge benefits to the region in terms of civil aviation and air connectivity. He requested the chief minister to allot 2,000 acres an hour’s journey away from Guwahati city near Brahmaputra river.”
Government’s attempt to boost aviation in the state could have a positive impact on movement in the entire Northeast region, consequently aiding travel and tourism. This news comes at a time when the government has recently launched UDAN scheme to give a fillip to regional air-connectivity, adding momentum to the growth of aviation sector in the country.