Expansion work of the Baljek airport in Tura has remained stalled for long owing to land-related disputes. The State-owned Baljek airport was handed over to the State Transport Department by the West Garo Hills District Administration last year. The airport, however, has remained non-functional despite proposals from private airlines to operate smaller flights from it. Land
has already been acquired for
the expansion of the Baljek airport and the compensation
has been paid to the land
owners. However, one stretch
of the airport is caught in a
legal tangle with two nokmas claiming ownership to the same piece of land.