Saturday, January 09, 2016

Pakyong airport in Sikkim to become operational by 2017

New Delhi: Sikkim's first greenfield airport at Pakyong will be operationalised by 2017, which will provide a direct connectivity to the land-locked state and also help boost tourism, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

"By 2017, the greenfield airport at Pakyong will be functional. It got delayed because of the rahabilitation process. Once the airport is functional, the state will have direct connectivity," Singh, who is Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, told reporters here.

The Rs 300-crore Pakyong airport is being constructed by Airport Authority of India on a 200 acre land. The airport is being built at an altitude of 4,700 feet which will be one of the five highest airports in India.
08/01/16 PTI/Economic Times
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