Political controversy erupts over greenfield airport in Assams Barak Valley


The Centres statement made earlier this month that no proposal has yet been received for a greenfield airport in Assams Cachar district, despite large-scale land acquisition by the state government for a second airport in the Barak valley, has sparked off a political controversy.

However, the fact remains that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) way back in 2019 had sought land for the construction of the proposed facility, and even conducted a pre-feasibility study in 2020 for the same, documents reveal. Analysis of a set of documents, such as minutes of meetings, survey reports, and letters exchanged between the Assam government and AAI –all of which is available with

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