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Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation called on Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Shriniwas Patil at Raj Bhavan.

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SKM/GOV/PRO/2017/96 30th November, 2017


Honable Union Minister

Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation called on Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Shriniwas Patil at Raj Bhavan on his arrival at Gangtok in the afternoon on 30th November, 2017.


It was a courtesy call by the Union Minister who is on a two days visit to Sikkim to oversee the status of Greenfield Airport, Pakyong slated to be inaugurated shortly.


In a brief meeting, Union Minister outlined various steps taken by the Union Government in the Aviation Sector to boost air connectivity in non commercial routes especially North Eastern States including Sikkim through central flagship programme UDAN.


Hon’ble Governor expressed that the Pakyong Airport, once operational will immensely benefit Sikkim’s Tourism prospect drawing high end tourist in huge numbers.


Hon’ble Governor also underlined the need to ensure smooth flow of air traffic from Sikkim and vice versa once the route become operational. He further stated that Air Connectivity from Sikkim will also help State’s thrust on organic farming and allied industries.


PRO to Governor


 

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