Hollonghi Greenfield Airport renamed ‘Donyi Polo’ Airport.

  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the renaming of the new greenfield airport at Hollongi, Itanagar, the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh, as “Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar”.
  • In January 2019, the Indian government gave its “in-principle” approval for the construction of the Hollongi Greenfield Airport.
  • The airport is being developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) with the assistance of the Central Government and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The resolution to name the airport ‘Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar’ was passed by the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh, reflecting the reverence of the people towards the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo), and symbolises the rich cultural heritage of the State.
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