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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first-ever airport

Updated : September 25, 2018 08:24 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Sikkim's first-ever airport which is located at Pakyong, around 33 km from Gangtok and 60 km away China.

It is built at a height of 4,500 feet above sea level and is spread over 201 acres. The airport has a 1.75 km runway with a width of 30 metre and a 116-metre-long taxiway.

Pakyong airport has an ATC tower-cum-fire station, a 3,000 sq mt terminal building for passengers. It has high-intensity runway lights, parking for over 50 vehicles

The greenfield airport has been constructed at a cost of Rs 605 crore.The  first commercial flight from Pakyong will begin from October 4.
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