Pakyong Greenfield Airport work to begin from Dec

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Gangtok, Nov 6 (UNI) The construction of the Greenfield Airport at Pakyong in East Sikkim would commence from next month at a cost of Rs 350 crore.

Senior officials from the Union Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) arrived here today to hold consultations and the final review meeting on the airport with Union Cabinet secretary K M Chandrasekhar tomorrow.

The Cabinet Secretary will reach Gangtok tomorrow.

Speaking to newspersons, Director of Union Civil Aviation Sandeep Prakash, who flew in here this afternoon, said that they would be discussing the project with Mr Chandrasekhar tomorrow.

Mr Prakash was accompanied by V P Agarwal, member (Planning) of AAI and Sudhir Raheja, the AAI executive director (Engineering).

The Union cabinet committee on Economic Affairs had last month accorded sanction for the construction of the green airfield at Pakyong, East Sikkim for ATR planes.

Last week the State cabinet had sanctioned Rs 50 crores as the first installment for the airport project.


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