Discussion 3 - Pakyong airport.docx

Discussion 3 - Pakyong airport.docx - The Pakyong Airport...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

The Pakyong Airport in Sikkim, India is a wonderful feat of engineering and one that has interested me for a while. The airport just finished construction in 2018 and opened its doors on September 24, 2018 and costs a total of $68.7 million. The first commercial flight into there was October 4 th , 2018. Although construction was not easy due to protests and the location of the airport, after 11 years, work was finally completed. Pakyong airport is considered one of the five highest airports in India, and the only airport in the state of Sikkim. The airport itself sits at 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) above sea level near a remote village in north- east India. The location of the airport was strategically considered before building. The airport sits 60 km from the India-China border and the Indian Air Force has already discussed their ability to land military aircrafts at that airport if necessary. Construction of this airport turned out to be a challenging. Construction began in 2008 and was originally scheduled to be completed by 2012. In October 2012, protests by local villagers demanding rehabilitation or compensation for the construction resulted in a suspension of work. The Airport
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 2
  • Fall '15
  • Runway, Sikkim, Pakyong Airport

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Get FREE access by uploading your study materials

Upload your study materials now and get free access to over 25 million documents.

Upload now for FREE access Or pay now for instant access
Christopher Reinemann
"Before using Course Hero my grade was at 78%. By the end of the semester my grade was at 90%. I could not have done it without all the class material I found."
— Christopher R., University of Rhode Island '15, Course Hero Intern

Ask a question for free

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern