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Helidrome will be Built on the Lines of International Airport in Sahastradhara

  • 25 Nov 2022
  • 2 min read

Why In News?

On November 24, 2022, Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Secretary Dilip Jawalkar informed that a Helidrome will be constructed with modern facilities in Dehradun Sahastradhara by the next travel season.

Key Points

  • It is noteworthy that the crowd of passengers is increasing in the Heli service being operated from Sirsi, Guptkashi, Phata for Kedarnath Dham. In view of this, a proposal is being prepared to operate Heli service from Sahastradhara to Kedarnath, Badrinath from next year.
  • The proposal will be sent to the government through the Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA). For operation of Heli service, an offer will be made by UCADA to the aviation company and after getting the permission of DGCA, passengers from Dehradun will also get the benefit of Heli service directly.
  • Here passengers will get facilities on the lines of international airports. The Helidrome will have a capacity of 500 passengers. Apart from the parking of the helicopter, passengers will get a variety of facilities at the airport.
  • Municipal corporation land will be acquired for Sahastradhara helipad expansion on behalf of UCADA. For this, Rs 13 crore will be paid to the Municipal Corporation in lieu of the land.
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