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Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating the Pakyong airport in Sikkim.(Twitter/BJP LIve)

Highlights: A century for country, says PM Modi as he inaugurates India’s 100th airport in Sikkim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 04:54 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated Pakyong airport, about 30km from state capital Gangtok, bringing Sikkim on to the aviation map and liberating the tiny Himalayan state from its critical dependence on a sole highway for connectivity with the rest of the country. Landlocked Sikkim has no rail link . The nearest airport in West Bengal’s Bagdogra is 125 km away. Commercial flights would begin from October 4 when SpiceJet would start its daily Kolkata-Sikkim flights. The project was built at a cost of cost of Rs 605.59 crore. Here are the highlights:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Sikkim’s first airport on Monday.(Picture courtesy: PMO/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Sikkim’s first airport on Monday.(Picture courtesy: PMO/Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Sikkim’s first airport in Pakyong today

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 09:38 AM IST
Pakyong is a Greenfield airport that will circumvent the need for a five-hour journey through mountainous roads and bring citizens of Sikkim closer to the state capital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering as he launches Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Schemein Ranchi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate Pakyong airport, about 30km from state capital Gangtok.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering as he launches Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Schemein Ranchi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate Pakyong airport, about 30km from state capital Gangtok.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)

Landlocked Sikkim to enter aviation map from Monday, PM Modi to inaugurate airport at Pakyong

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Commercial flights would begin from October 4 when Spicejet would start its daily Kolkata-Sikkim flights. The project was built at a cost of cost of Rs 605.59 crore.
The new airport is coming up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(I&PR department, Sikkim)
The new airport is coming up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(I&PR department, Sikkim)

Sikkim’s Pakyong airport to become 100th functional airport in India: Jayant Sinha

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly to Pakyong from Kolkata under the civil aviation ministry’s regional connectivity scheme.
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