Thakurgaon Airport abandoned for 42 years

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A.H.Liton

Thakurgaon Correspondent

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Eati Akter

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 The people of the two districts are on Waiting for it to happen Thakurgaon is the only airport in the district It has been abandoned for 42 years. 111 acres of land has been turned into grazing land. Many are cultivating different crops. And the runway of the port is full of weeds. Locals are using the runway for drying and killing crops. This is the airport 10 km away from the district town in Motherganj on the Shibganj-Pirganj highway located This airport was built in 1940 on 550 acres of land. Information According to the Government of Pakistan when the airport land was declared Army State, 111 Civil aviation understands the land. This airport has been in operation for a long time Residents of Panchagarh and Thakurgaon districts are waiting and dreaming. It is known that the then British The airport was built by the government for military use. However After independence, the airport was renovated in 1977 for commercial use. Commercial flights were operated for some time. But unknown in 1980 Due to this the airport was closed. The airport has been abandoned since then has Due to careless neglect, the plaster of the airport building is peeling off, the windows are broken Collapsing, destroying equipment. Local residents said that this airport If it becomes operational, the people of Thakurgaon and Panchagarh will not have to travel a long way to Sayedpur Airport. Then Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi to inaugurate the airport The residents have been assured. Before this, Thakurgaon is a big field Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a large public meeting of the Awami League various developments in the district During the inauguration of the work and public meeting, he assured to open this airport Gave the locals. Now the locals are hoping that the airport will be operational Waiting.

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