Gangtok, March 14: Extending hopes towards the new Greenfield airport at Pakyong Miniter for aviation Jayant Sinha assured about it getting operational soon. The project of the airport was delayed due to the rehabilitation process. This will provide connectivity and boost tourism on the higher scale.
One of the MPs, PD Rai said that “Met Chairman of Airports Authority of India AAI, returning after inspecting Sikkim's Pakyong airport. Looks like it will certainly be operational this year.” To this, the Minister of Aviation Jayant Sinha took to the twitter and said that “wonderful news! Look forward to being on the first flight.”
Earlier Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region said that "By 2017, the Greenfield airport at Pakyong will be functional. It got delayed because of the rehabilitation process. Once the airport is functional, the state will have direct connectivity.”
The Rs 300-crore Pakyong airport is being constructed by Airport Authority of India on a 200-acre land. The airport is being built at an altitude of 4,700 feet which will be one of the five highest airports in India.