Gangtok: Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma is on a two-day personal visit to Sikkim with his family. 

In an impromptu interaction with EastMojo, Sangma cited the need for better connectivity across the northeastern states. “I hope in the future more and more flights can be connected to Sikkim and various parts of the northeast. Sikkim has a huge potential for tourism, and the only way to take advantage of it is through connectivity.”

The Meghalaya CM was all praise for the Pakyong Airport. “It’s a great effort by the Airport Authority, having an airport at this height on a hilltop, a table-top land, this is my first experience. It’s a marvel, and we must give credit to the pilots, who are so precise in landing. It’s a great boon for the people of Sikkim and the tourists who want to come. It saves a lot of time as there is a direct flight now to Delhi.”

Pakyong Airport sources claimed air connectivity with Guwahati, and a connecting flight with Shillong from Pakyong is being discussed. Even the Meghalaya CM said he would discuss the matter with concerned authorities in a conversation with airport officials. Sikkim and Meghalaya are currently not connected via flight. 

Sangma termed Sikkim a beautiful state known for its tourism. He shared, “The Honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim is very close to me, so we decided to come here as a family and spend a few days to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Sikkim. But I learned that he is currently on a visit outside of the State, so definitely when he returns, will meet him.”

Sangma said he is keen on visiting a few national parks and lakes in Sikkim. “We have to come to see the rural side, different tourist attractions here. Will spend some time in the Capital. But for the next two days, we will spend in interiors of Sikkim to see the natural beauty Sikkim had to offer.”

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