Identification of land for greenfield airport in Meghalaya ordered

The Meghalaya government has been directed by the high court to identify land for the construction of a greenfield airport in the state. This follows the evaluation that Shillong airport cannot be extended to accommodate the landing of bigger aircraft. The state government, AAI and Umroi airport officials will be involved in the identification process. Upon completion, AAI may be invited for a preliminary opinion on the feasibility of the identified land parcels.