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No air connectivity in Sikkim: Bhaichung moves Centre

First Published: 1st November, 2022 11:26 IST

Bhaichung Bhutia believes that Union Civil Aviation Min Jyotiraditya Scindia will immediately take prompt action to address the demands.

One of the most favoured tourist destinations, the Himalayan state of Sikkim is left virtually with no air connectivity. Despite a number of new air routes being created in the region, Sikkim’s economy which is based on tourism is feared to dip with no air connectivity to any part of the nation.

Highly concerned about this, Hamro Sikkim Party president Bhaichung Bhutia met Union Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and apprised the latter about the circumstances. Bhutia also handed over a letter to the union minister seeking:
𝟭. To ensure 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗣𝗮𝗸𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁
𝟮. To ensure 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝗶𝗸𝗸𝗶𝗺 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 In𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗨𝗗𝗔𝗡 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲
𝟯. 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱a𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗸𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁
𝟰. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶de 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗸𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀

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Meanwhile, Bhutia believes that Union Civil Aviation Miniter Jyotiraditya Scindia will immediately take appropriate steps to address the demands.

SpiceJet was the only operator that ran daily flights to and from the Greenfield Airport in Sikkim’s Pakyong. Spicejet earlier started its first-ever non-stop flight between Kolkata and Pakyong under Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme.

Bad weather and low visibility were some of the bottlenecks that the Spicejet authorities had cited which forced them to shut flight operations.

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