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Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 21 : 27 PM [IST]

Sikkim Governor takes up Pakyong Airport issue with Dr Jitendra Singh

Sikkim Governor, Ganga Prasad called on the Union Minister for DoNER, Dr Jitendra Singh in Delhi and discussed issues related with the Pakyong Airport. He cited the limitations of the airport and demanded further extension to make the airport “more functional and useful.”

The Governor expressed his satisfaction for the overwhelming response of tourists to the State in the last few years. The income generated from the unprecedented tourist flow, he said, if utilized optimally, could prove a game-changer for several developmental activities in the State. 

Dr Singh assured the Governor that he would discuss the remaining issues related to the Pakyong airport with the Aviation Ministry and try to find solutions. While assuring all possible support to Sikkim from the Ministry of DoNER, 

Dr Singh said that necessary measures for the extension of the rail network to Sikkim will also be taken up with the Railway Ministry.
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