New Delhi: Sikkim will be having own airport today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pakyong airport in Sikkim today. This airport is situated 30 km from here, and with this, it will bring Sikkim to the country’s aviation map.
Officials said that after inaugurating the first airport of the state, the Prime Minister will also address the public meeting at St. Xavier School Ground in Pakyong. After this he will return to Pakyong Airport and leave from there via helicopter to Bagdogra. The center approved the Pakyong airport in 2008. It has been built around Rs 350 crore.
About nine years after the foundation stone of this Greenfield airport was completed in 2009, this dream of Sikkim will be completed. This airport is about 33 km from Gangtok.
– arrived here Sunday evening and the Governor Gemba Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and others received him on Libyan Helipad. Army introduced them to Salami Garad.
– The Prime Minister’s convoy reached the Raj Bhavan, about five kilometers from the helipad of the army, where Modi made a night of night.
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the gathering in Jharkhand on Sunday said that he will inaugurate the first airport of Sikkim, built in Pakyong on Monday. He said that the new airport will connect Sikkim with the rest of the country better and it will greatly benefit the people of the state.
Comments – Sikkim’s Chief Secretary AK Shrivastava said that this airport has spread over more than 201 acres of land and is built on top of a hill about two kilometers above the Pakyong village at the height of 4,500 feet above sea level. .
– Srivastav said that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) built this airport. Right now Sikkim’s nearest airport is 124 kilometers away in Bagdogra in West Bengal. Srivastava said that the Pakyong Airport was built at a cost of around 605 crores and it is about 60 kms from the Indo-China border. He said that in the coming days, after the construction of another bar of 75 meters next to the main runway, the Indian Air Force will be able to fly a variety of aircraft at this airport.