Thakur inaugurates heliport in Shimla

PTI | Shimla | Updated: 12-01-2022 23:39 IST | Created: 12-01-2022 23:37 IST
Thakur inaugurates heliport in Shimla
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday inaugurated a heliport on the outskirts of the city.

The heliport would not only provide much-needed relief to the high-end tourists visiting the state but will be effectively used in case of medical emergencies as it was near IGMC hospital, Shimla, he said.

Thakur said the heliport near Sanjauli-Dhalli bye-pass was constructed at a cost of Rs 18 crore. The Union government provided Rs 12.13 crore for construction of this project under Himalayan Circuit of the Swadesh Darshan programme and Rs 6 crore under UDAN-2, he added.

Thakur said the three-storeyed heliport has all the modern facilities.

He said heliports are also being constructed at Baddi, Rampur and Mandi under the UDAN-2 scheme.

He said the state government would soon send a proposal for construction of new heliports at Reckong Peo, Chamba, Dalousie, Jhanjeli and Jawalaji to the Union Ministry of Tourism and the Civil Aviation Ministry which would give a new fillip to tourism activities in these areas.

At present, there are 64 helipads in the state and 38 new helipads are being constructed, he added.

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