Work on the under-construction airport at Tezu in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh has gained momentum with hectic activities underway to complete the runway, terminal building and air traffic control tower works to meet the 2014 deadline.

“The 1.5 km long and 30 m wide runway is very sensitive from the security point of view, therefore we are ensuring 100 per cent quality work. It is expected to be completed within 6 months if good weather prevails,” technical in-charge of runway, Pankaj Neog said.

“To build an airport of national standard is a Herculean task by itself. Rainfall and poor road connectivity make the task harder,” Airport Authority of India (AAI) deputy general manager D Bhattacharjee said.

He, however, assured that the runway would be free from flooding, water-logging or moisture content in spite of the location of the site adjacent to Sukha Nallah, which is prone to serious flooding.

“The AAI has been closely monitoring and supervising the overall construction work. Once this region gets air connectivity, plenty of tourists will start visiting,” the DGM said.