The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for swapping of Save Our Soul (SOS) village land measuring 2,397 sq m with the Airport Authority of India’s (AAI’s) airport land with an identical measure. This will facilitate construction of hangars at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI), Guwahati.
The secretary general of SOS village has already given his consent in writing for the swapping of the village land with AAI land.
Construction of the hangar on the swapped land will facilitate development of the LGBI Airport. This decision will also help in greater social inclusion of the Northeast. The construction of 3 hangars to park increased number of aircraft will facilitate increase in scheduled as well as non-scheduled operators to meet growing traffic demand.
To meet the requirement of various scheduled and non-scheduled operators for housing of aircraft, work for construction of 3 hangars at LGBI Airport, Guwahati, has been awarded. Airport land at the proposed location where hangars are being constructed is not a regular shaped plot; it has a kink. The adjoining land falling in the kink portion belongs to SOS village having an area of 2,397 sq m. Beyond the SOS village is AAI land, which incidentally has an equal area.