Imphal, Oct 19: The union ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the Manipur governments proposal to set up a state-run cabin crew and Air Hostess Academy (AHA) in the state.
States Transport minister L Jayantakumar Singh said the ministry has issued a formal communication to the state government in this regard.
State government has decided to convert the Raja Dumbra High School in Imphal East into the Academy, which would be named after Raja Dumbra Singh, he added.
The Academy will offer courses for cabin crew, airhostess and airport management besides training in spoken English and other foreign languages.
After preparing Detailed Project Report(DPR) of the Academy, state government would send the proposal to the ministry of Development of North Eastern Region for the sanction of required fund.
In view of the future prospects of the Centres Look-East policy and the Indo-Myanmar border trade, the minister said that Imphal airport needed to be developed as international airport.
With the increas in domestic flights, the modernisation of Imphal airport with night landing facilities was being taken up and it would be in operation from December, the minister informed.
Referring to the railways, the minister expressed that the construction of rail line from Jirbam towards Tupul had been completed, while other works were in progress.
The Transport minister further stated that in order to divide a line between the commercial and non-commercial vehicles, a state level committee headed by him had recently been constituted.