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PM Modi to visit Sikkim to inaugurate state's first airport on September 23

After the formal inauguration of the airport on September 23, the commercial operation of flights will commence from the airport in the first week of October

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File photo: PTI

Prime Minister will visit Sikkim on September 23 to inaugurate the state's first airport at Pakyong, a senior official has said.

After inaugurating the airport, the prime minister will address a public meeting at St. Xavier's School ground at and return to New Delhi the same day, A K Shrivastava said after chairing a high-level meeting.

The greenfield airport, located 30 km from Gangtok, will put Sikkim on the aviation map of the country.

"I am very happy to share that the hon'ble prime minister is visiting Sikkim for the second time and this time he will be inaugurating the Airport which is ready and has undergone trial on two occasions in the month of March 2018," the said.

The state government has been intimated by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Union about the prime minister's visit and the airport inauguration, he said.

After the formal inauguration of the airport on September 23, the commercial operation of flights will commence from the airport in the first week of October, the said.

First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 10:35 IST
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