Sikkim's Pakyong Airport is an engineering masterpiece: Check these details

Oct 02, 2018, 19:36 PM IST
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India's 100th and Sikkim's first airport Pakyong has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 605 crore. The airport was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on September 23. The Pakyong airport of Sikkim is spread over 201 acres and is located on top of a hill about two km above Pakyong village at 4,500 feet above sea level. It is indeed an engineering masterpiece.

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Sikkim's First Airport: Pakyong

Sikkim's First Airport: Pakyong

The Pakyong airport of Sikkim is spread over 201 acres and is located on top of a hill about two km above Pakyong village at 4,500 feet above sea level. (Image: Twitter)

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Pakyong Airport

Pakyong Airport

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Pakyong Airport: Engineers braved seismic terrain

Pakyong Airport: Engineers braved seismic terrain

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Pakyong Airport: At 4,500 ft above sea level

Pakyong Airport: At 4,500 ft above sea level

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Pakyong Airport: Reinforced Soil Wall

Pakyong Airport: Reinforced Soil Wall

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Pakyong Airport: 1,700 metre runway

Pakyong Airport: 1,700 metre runway

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Pakyong Airport: Will you visit?

Pakyong Airport: Will you visit?

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