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Flash Back September 1998

Airport at Aizawl

To the great delight of the people of Mizoram,the much awaited Lengpui airport is slated to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mr.Atal Behari Vajpayee on September 22.

The aerodrome will open a new vista in air communication,connecting one of the remote and landlocked states of the country.The Lengpui airport is the second largest airport in the North East after the Borjhar airport built at a total cost of Rs. 106 crore. The airport will extend facility for landing of regular Airbus 320 services to and from the state.

The runway runs across 8200 feet,the terminal building is designed to hold 300 incoming and outgoing passengers at a time with facility of parking space for 200 vehicles and hangars for at least four medium sized aircraft.

For the engineers,successful completion of the airport within the given deadline combines both excellence and efficiency fraught against too many natural obstacles as it is situated in the midst of some of the roughest terrain.