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How tough was it to give Sikkim its first ever airport

Date : Sep 21, 2018 13:31 IST

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Gangtok (Sikkim) [India], Sep 21 (ANI): Flying straight to Sikkim is soon going to be a reality as the Himalayan state has got its first ever airport.
The Pakyong Airport is a Greenfield airport near Gangtok, which would not only promote tourism and open up opportunities for the Sikkimese people, but will also provide airlift facility during emergencies and disasters.
The airport now circumvents the need for a five-hour journey through mountainous roads and brings citizens of Sikkim closer to the state capital, Gangtok.
But, how challenging was it for the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to put the tiny hilly state on the aviation map of the country?

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