PM inaugurates Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong, Gangtok
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