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Sikkim airport an engineering marvel, says Vice-President

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: M Venkaiah Friday said the first greenfield airport in the state of was an engineering marvel.

After releasing the biography of late deputy managing Anumolu Ramakrishna here, the said the airport, built at a height of 4,500 feet above sea-level, was spread across over 200 acres.

The airport was inaugurated by Narendra Modi last month.

The said the northeast was getting integrated with the rest of the country through the entire being switched to broad gauge from metre gauge.

The network has put Meghalaya, and on the railway map after 70 years of independence, he said.

Referring to the economic survey of 2018 that has estimated that the country would raise USD 4.5 trillion by 2040 to develop infrastructure, he said, "We have a number of projects such as Bharatmala for road transport and Sagarmala for shipping.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:55 IST