Saturday, October 29, 2016

Helicopter service in Mnp on card

Manipur’s long pending proposal of connecting Imphal with headquarters of hill districts will be finally fulfilled as Centre has agreed to introduce chopper service under its Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be inked between chairman Guru Prasad Mahapatra of Airport Authority of India and managing director Dr. BP Sharma of Pawan Hans in Imphal on November 2. Union civil aviation minister Gajapati Raju and civil aviation secretary RN Choubey will also be present, an official source said Friday.
Officials of the state transport department will represent Manipur government in signing the MoU, it added.
Manipur government has already submitted a proposal to introduce helicopter service between Imphal and other places of the state like Moreh, Ukhrul, Thanlon and Tamenglong.
Introduction of helicopter service in the state was a long pending proposal which the Centre had given green signal on many occasions but never materialised.  In December 2010, Union ministry of home affairs had even asked the state government to submit the requisite information with regard to feasibility of the proposed service, initially between Imphal-Jiribam via Tamenglong and Imphal-Moreh.
28/10/16 Imphal/Nagaland Post

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