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These Breathtaking Images of Newly Launched Sikkim Airport Are Worth a Watch

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Traveling to Sikkim will not be a task anymore, as the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has recently launched country’s 100th airport in Sikkim on 23 September 2018.

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Set at a height of 4500kms, the airport is located amid the beautiful Himalayas in the lush green Pakyong district of Sikkim

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The Pakyong Airport is, apparently, located 30kms away from the capital Gangtok

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“Greenfield airports have their own beauty and merits. You will experience them when flights start operating. Moreover, the airport will have multi-dimensional benefits for Sikkim which will gradually come to the fore with time,” said Ugen T Gyatso Bhutia, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Department, Government of Sikkim.

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“I am very happy to share that the honorable Prime Minister is visiting Sikkim for the second time and this time he will be inaugurating the Pakyong Airport which is ready and has undergone the trial on two occasions in the month of March 2018.” said the Chief Secretary of the state.

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The Pakyong airport offers an array of features such as ATC tower-cum-fire station, two sophisticated CFT, high-intensity runway lights, parking facility for more than 50 Vehicles, etc.

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The Airport is built at an estimated budget of Rs 605.59 crore, skilfully engineered to include soil reinforcement and slope stabilization techniques in the context of the altitude it has been built in.

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Boasting of a capacity to handle 50 inbounds and as many out-bond passengers, India’s 100th airport also has a 3000 sq-meter terminal building. thefeedgasmSource: Scoopwhoop

The first commercial flight will take off on from 4th October 2018.

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