Arunachal Pradesh’s first greenfield airport the Donyi Polo airport, in Itanagar has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
“The Government is dedicated to serving the North-east sector, a separate ministry administers the jurisdictional requirements of NER. From culture to agriculture, from commerce to connectivity, the development of the North-East has become our top priority,” PM Modi said.
While addressing the people at the event PM Modi said, “You know that we have brought a work culture where we inaugurate the projects of which we have laid the foundation stone. The era of ‘atkana, latkana, bhatkana’ is gone.”
PM Modi further talked about the huge crowd which shows that government policies in the state which is implemented can be seen through the gathering of the huge crowd.
“The gathering of such a huge crowd with such a festive feel so early in the morning is the result of implementing all the Government policies efficiently and on time,” PM Modi said.
Meanwhile, PM Modi lauded the government and pointed out the project which has been completed on time.
“We have ensured on-time completion of all the undertaken development projects. Hindrance, pendency, and diversion are not aspects of the government,” PM Modi said.
Earlier at 2019 PM, Modi laid the foundation stone of the airport and many political commentators said this project will not be completed it is just a poll gimmick.
“When I laid its foundation stone in 2019, polls were about to be held. Political commentators made a noise that the airport isn’t going to be built and that Modi is erecting a stone due to poll. Today’s inauguration is a slap on their faces,” PM Modi said.
North-East is witnessing a dawn of new hopes and opportunities after the inauguration of the first greenfield airport.
“Today Northeast is witnessing a dawn of new hopes and opportunities. Today’s event is a great example of New India’s approach towards development,” PM Modi said.
Moreover, in Arunachal Pradesh, the Donyi Polo Airport is the fourth operational airport.
“Donyi Polo Airport is the 4th operational airport of Arunachal Pradesh. Within 8 years, the government has constructed seven new airports which have improved connectivity,” PM Modi said.
With the motive of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas, the government is dedicated to serving all sections of society.
“Today even the remotest corners of the North-Eastern region are electrified. And through Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY the treatment cost of up to Rs 5 lakh is made available to the NE Region,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi also talked about PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana and said, “Bamboo has been an important part of the North-East’s livelihood, which was restricted during the colonial regime. We changed these restrictive laws to empower our bamboo farmers to cultivate, add value and sell their produce.”
Praising the work done at the time of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in the north east region PM Modi said, “After Independence, the northeast became witness to a different era. For decades, the region remained a victim of negligence…When Atal Ji’s government came, for the first time efforts were made to change this. It was the 1st govt that made a separate ministry for northeast development.”
However, the brochure of UDAN ( (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) was released by PM Modi, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Furthermore, Rijiju also addressed the inaugural function and said, “It was our dream to have an airport in our state’s capital, today that dream has come true with the efforts of PM Modi. He gave special directions for building this airport.”