Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong: PM Narendra Modi clicks stunning pictures on his way to the state; check photos

Sep 24, 2018, 13:01 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Sikkim to inaugurate the state's lone airport today. The prime minister has reached Gangtok in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and others at Libing Army Helipad. During the two-day visit, Modi would inaugurate the Pakyong greenfield airport, around 33 km from Gangtok on Monday.

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Sikkim Pakyong Airport Inauguration: The prime minister has reached Gangtok in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and others at Libing Army Helipad. (Photo: Twitter/Narendra Modi)

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Sikkim Pakyong Airport Inauguration: On his way to Sikkim, PM Modi clicked some stunning pictures. (Photo: Twitter/Narendra Modi)

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Sikkim Pakyong Airport Inauguration: PM Modi described these pictures as 'enchanting' and 'incredible'.  (Photo: Twitter/Narendra Modi)

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Sikkim Pakyong Airport Inauguration: PM Modi has shared these pictures via his Twitter handle with the hashtag #IncredibleIndia.  (Photo: Twitter/Narendra Modi)

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PMO Shares Pictures of Sikkim Airport

PMO Shares Pictures of Sikkim Airport

Ahead Pakyong Airport's inaguration by PM Modi, the Prime Minister's Office has also shared the Sikkim's Pakyong Airport images.  (Photo: PMO Twitter)

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The Pakyong Airport is Sikkim's first airport.  (Photo: PMO Twitter)

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Pakyong Airport is not only expected to boost tourism in Sikkim but will also serve as a strategic airport for the Indian Air Force. (Photo: PMO Twitter)

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Sikkim's Pakyong Airport Inauguration

Sikkim's Pakyong Airport Inauguration

Pakyong Airport: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Sikkim to inaugurate the state's lone airport today. 

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Airport at a height of 4,500 ft

Airport at a height of 4,500 ft

Perched between the Himalayan ranges at a height of 4,500 ft, the Pakyong greenfield airport is beautifully adorned. 

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The New Greenfield Airport terminal building at (Pakyong) is an excellent architectural structure of 3200 sqm having the capacity to fit 5 Lakhs passenger per Annum, said the AAI.

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Pakyong Airport is decked up with sustainability features like Rainwater Harvesting, LED lighting, & re-usage of treated water.

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