Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong inagurated
Highlights (Pakyong greenfield Airport)
Sikkim’s first airport.
First greenfield airport constructed in the Northeastern Region of India.
One of the tallest reinforced soil structures in the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inagurated Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong near Gangtok on 24th September, 2018.
With the inauguration of the greenfield airport, the country currently has 100 airports.
The greenfield airport in Sikkim will not just improve connectivity, but will also boost tourism and other economic activities in the state.
It will lead to the creation of more jobs for the youth and greater economic activity in the state.
The Pakyong Airport has been built at a cost of over 600 crore rupees. Commercial flights at the airport will begin from 4th of next month.
The airport to soon provide international flight services, connecting Sikkim with other countries like Paro in Bhutan, Kathmandu in Nepal and Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Pakyong Airport is a greenfield airport near Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim, India. The airport, spread over 400 ha, is located at Pakyong village about 35km south of Gangtok.
At 4500 ft, Pakyong Airport is one of the five highest airports in India. It is also the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeastern Region of India, the 100th operational airport in India, and the only airport in the state of Sikkim.