PM in­au­gu­rates Sikkim’s first air­port at Paky­ong, Gang­tok

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Paky­ong Air­port was in­au­gu­rated by the Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi at Paky­ong (Gang­tok) re­cently.

The new air­port at Paky­ong has been de­vel­oped by the Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia at an es­ti­mated cost of Rs 553 crores.

Spread across over 202 acres of land, the area of ter­mi­nal build­ing of the air­port is 3,200 sqm with a peak hour han­dling ca­pac­ity of 100 pas­sen­gers. The air­port has been de­vel­oped to han­dle ATR 72-500 type of air­craft op- er­a­tions.

It is the first ever Green­field air­port in North­east In­dia which will be one of In­dia’s five high­est-al­ti­tude air­ports, lo­cated at a height of 1,399 m or 4,590 feet. Du­langa Coal Mine, the maiden Coal Mine of NTPC in the State of Odisha was ded­i­cated to the na­tion by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi re­cently in Jhar­sug­uda, Odisha. Sit­u­ated in district Sun­der­garh, Odisha, the Coal Mine has been al­lot­ted by Gov­ern­ment of In­dia to meet the fuel re­quire­ment of NTPC’s 2x800MW Dar­li­pali Su­per Ther­mal Power Plant.

Du­langa Mine has block area of 6.54 sq km, Ge­o­log­i­cal Re­serves of 196 MMT and mine­able re­serves of 152 MMT and ul­ti­mate pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of 7 MMTPA. The event was held in the pres­ence of Chief Min­is­ter, Odisha, Prof Ganeshi Lal, Gov­er­nor, Odisha, along with other dig­ni­taries from Odisha

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