June date planned for Pakyong airport inauguration

date planned for Pakyong airport
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

GANGTOK: Union Civil Aviation ministry secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey visited Pakyong airport today and took detailed stock of the progress of work at the terminal building, runway and addressed other technical issues needed to be resolved before the inauguration of the airport, informs an IPR release.
During the presentation on the Pakyong airport, matters like master plan, technicalities, refueling and other components were discussed.
Choubey instructed the different parties to expedite the work so that completion could be done during the discussed stipulated time frame. The secretary was accompanied by State chief secretary A.K. Shrivastava, Tourism secretary Puneet Kansal and officials from Airports Authority of India (AAI), DGCA and SpiceJet representatives, the IPR release informs.
The preparedness of the airport for inauguration was the focal point of the meeting and deliberations were also held on the beautification, indoor traditional decorations and interiors for which the State government has been entrusted with the job of completing it by April end.
Choubey expressed his satisfaction at the outcome and asked everyone to expedite the work for completion of the airport.
Later during the day, he called on Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at his official residence at Mintokgang. He expressed his happiness and thanked the Chief Minister and the chief secretary for providing their constant help and support in the timely completion of the airport.
They also discussed about the possibility of inauguration of the airport during the first fortnight of June 2018. It was also informed that the plan for inauguration to tentative June was shifted due to last minute final urgent technical works and procedures.


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