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Centre approves naming of Hollongi airport as ‘Donyi Polo’ airport

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday approved the naming of the newly constructed greenfield airport at Hollongi, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh as ‘Donyi Polo Airport’, Itanagar.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.

The resolution was passed by the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh to name the airport as ‘Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar’, which reflect the people’s reverence of the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo) to symbolize the traditions and rich cultural heritage of the State, an official statement said.

The Government of India granted ‘In-principle’ approval for development of Hollongi Greenfield Airport in January, 2019.

The project is being developed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) with the help of Central Government and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 646 crore.

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