The 100th airport of India in Pakyong

100th airport of India in Pakyong

Question. In which of the following state India’s 100th airport is located?
(A)Manipur
(B)Arunachal Pradesh
(C)Nagaland
(D)Sikkim
Answer. D
Related facts-

  • Sikkim gets its first airport and India gets its 100th airport as PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sakyong airport in Sikkim.
  • This Greenfield airport is located 30 km away from the capital, Gangtok. Flight service will be starting from the first week of October and flights will run between Sikkim, Guwahati, and
  • Under UDAN (Ude desh ka aam nagrik) scheme flights will run from Kolkata to Pakyang. Bagdogra airport in Siliguri (WB) was the airport which was managing the passengers earlier.
  • The airport is spread over 201 acres and is located on top of a hill about 2 km above Pakyong village at 4,500 feet above sea level.

References-

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/what-you-need-to-know-about-pakyong-airport-in-sikkim-indias-100th-airport/article25026303.ece

 

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