Sikkim's first-ever airport inaugurated.


The Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pakyong airport in Sikkim bringing this hill state  on the air-map of the world.

 Located at Pakyong, around 60 kms from the Indo-China border, makes it strategically relevant from the security point of view said Dr Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region.The Indian Air Force (IAF) will also find this airport convenient for the landing and taking off of its aircrafts, he added.

 From the tourist point of view this is a major booster because Sikkim has been one of the favorite destinations for tourists, almost all throughout the year. With the new airport becoming functional, the travelling time will be get cut down by almost 5 hours.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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