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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Punj Lloyd wins Rs 264 cr Sikkim airport contract

Business Standard

Punj Lloyd Ltd has has secured a contract for civil works for approximately Rs 264 crore from Airports Authority of India in connection with construction of a new airport at Pakyong, Sikkim.

The project is expected to be completed within 24 months. The project includes the construction of a 30 metre wide runway of 1.7 km length, taxiway, apron drainage system and electrical work on the airport.

Speaking on the occasion, Atul Punj, Chairman, Punj Lloyd Group said, “ Punj Lloyd is proud to be building Sikkim’s first greenfield airport. Building infrastructure is the prime call of the Indian tourism industry, especially for a state like Sikkim that is yet unexplored and has the potential to become a preferred tourist destination.”

The airport will be built at a height of 1404 metre above sea level. The scope of the work shall involve excavation of 100 metre depth an earth filing of 80 metre height.
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