Imphal, Oct 19 (UNI) 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.
The 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, air hostess and airport management besides training in spoken English and other foreign languages.
After preparing Detailed Project Report(DPR) on the Academy, the 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, he said Imphal airport needed to be developed as international airport.
With an increase 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, Mr Singh 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.
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