Civil Aviation Secretary visits Pakyong Airport, inauguration scheduled for June

Pakyong, 29 Mar (IPR): Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Rajiv Nayan Choubey, accompanied by Chief Secretary of Sikkim, AK Srivastava, Secretary Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Puneet Kansal, District Collector (East), Prabhakar Verma, Sub Divisional Magistrate (Pakyong), Yadav K Sharma and officials from Airport Authority of India and Spicejet Operations made a visit to Pakyong Airport today to take stock of the ongoing construction work at the terminal building and runway.

The visiting officials addressed technical issues to be resolved before the inauguration of the airport.

The master plan, technicalities, refueling and other components were discussed with Mr Choubey who in turn instructed concerned authorities to expedite the work for timely completion.

Preparedness of the airport for inauguration was the focal point of the meeting's discussions and deliberations were also held on the beautification, indoor traditional decorations and interiors which have been entrusted to the State Government to be completed by last week of April.

Mr Choubey expressed his happiness and congratulated everyone involved for the remarkable job. He expressed his satisfaction and asked everyone to expedite the work for completion of the airport.

Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation along with the Chief Secretary also called on Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at his official residence at Mintokgang.

Mr Choubey expressed his happiness and thanked the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary for providing help and support for timely completion of the airport. They also discussed about the possibility of inaugurating the airport during the first fortnight of June 2018.