Airports Authority of India’s Rupsi Airport is all set to start commercial operations, after receiving a license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The newest addition in the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) route, this airport is expected to strengthen air connectivity in the northeast region of India.
Rupsi Airport will be directly connected to Guwahati and Kolkata. It has been redeveloped at a cost of ₹69 crores.
Spread across 337 acres, the newly developed airport has a terminal building measuring 3,500 sqm. There are ten check-in counters and the terminal is equipped to manage about 200 passengers during peak hours.
The project work includes the construction of an ATC tower, security hut, and airside facilities like strengthening and recarpeting of the runway, taxiway, and apron. The newly built runway will be suitable for landing ATR-72 type aircraft.
The airport has a parking capacity of 100 cars. Sustainable features like rainwater harvesting an solid waste management system will be implemented.