Modi inaugurates Fist airport in Sikkim
Sikkim’s long wait for airport came to end today, when the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the airport 33 Km away from Gangtok for which foundation was laid almost 9 years back. It is located above 4500 feet from sea level. With this airport, people from Sikkim no need to go to Bagdora in West Bengal which is 125 KM from Sikkim.
It is one of the airports that is situated pretty close to Indo- china border with border can be reached in 60 KMs making it important in military aspect also. While domestic operation is schedule to begin from 4th of October, international operation will commence shortly after that.