GANGTOK, Dec 2 - Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday visited Sikkim�s greenfield airport at Pakyong and inspected its infrastructure and facilities, a State Government official said.
Raju later held a meeting with senior officers of Airports Authority of India and State Government on making the airport operational, he said.
Sikkim Tourism secretary C Zangpo said the airport is almost ready and the decision of making it operational will be discussed at the highest level based on the Union Civil Aviation Minister�s feedback, he said.
Pakyong airport was approved by Centre in 2008. The project was completed this year at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore. � PTI