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If you have not visited Sikkim before then this is the perfect time for you to go, since Sikkim is getting an airport now.
What Is It?
Till date, Sikkim is the only state in the country that has no functional airport. It is expected that with this initiative, the state will register growth in tourism and economic development.
Pakyong, the greenfield airport, near Gangtok in Sikkim, has received the aerodrome license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and will likely become operational by this month. This airport is around 30 km from the state capital, Gangtok.
The airport was approved by the centre in 2008 and was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 350 crore. The same is considered to be an engineering marvel — it has been built at an height of 4,500 feet in an inhospitable terrain. The flight operation will be carried out by the private carrier, SpiceJet, which has received the permission to fly from Kolkata to Pakyong Airport, the airline also carried out a test flight on May 10 and the plane landed successfully on the Pakyong airport.
So we say its time to pack your bags are go check out the Khangchendzonga National Park, because the travel time has been reduced by quite a few hours.
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