Guwahati: CM Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Assam’s first Heliport in his constituency Majuli yesterday. The heliport was constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh under untied fund of the state government which facilitates landing of three helicopters. Sonowal also inaugurated a guest house built with Rs 50 lakh at the heliport.
While speaking to media persons, CM Sonowal said that the heliport was built with an aim to boost tourism in Majuli, which has a distinct identity as world’s largest river island. He said that the Assam government made dedicated efforts to position Majuli as an important tourist destination of the world and expressed hope that the new heliport would significantly facilitate tourist flow in Majuli.
He said the state government undertook several projects to strengthen road infrastructure in Majuli along with steps for boosting the tourism sector.