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Pakyong airport to be operational soon : Chamling

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

Kumar Chamling has said the newly-constructed airport at will soon become operational.

"The airport is now ready and will be operational soon," he told the state Assembly yesterday.

Expressing happiness over the successful landing of an Indian Air Force Dornier aircraft on March 5, the first-ever landing of an aircraft at the new airport, Chamling said a plane was scheduled to land at airport on March 10.

The of will thereafter be in a position to decide on making the airport operational for commercial flights, the said, adding that it had taken nine years for construction of the airport at the cost of of Rs 605 crore.

Commercial aircraft will fly from airport to Delhi, and Guwahati, he said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 10:05 IST