Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Centre gives nod to sea plane operations on Tehri lake

Dehradun: Almost a year after chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced that seaplanes will be operated on the Tehri lake as part of the state’s strategy to develop the artificial reservoir as a tourist destination, the union civil aviation ministry and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) gave their go ahead to the proposal in Delhi on Tuesday. The development comes after a state-level delegation, including chief secretary Uttpal Kumar Singh and Rajesh Kumar, director of Uttarakhand civil aviation development authority (UCADA), held a meeting with the AAI and union civil aviation ministry officials.
The signing of MOU between the state and central government would soon take place in Dehradun in presence of CM Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Notably, Uttarakhand cabinet gave its nod to seaplane operations in Tehri Lake in December last year.
Speaking to TOI, Rajesh Kumar told TOI, “We are now seeking time from the CM office for signing of the MOU. Senior officials from AAI and civil aviation ministry would be invited to Dehradun for the same. Post which, we would start working on the detailed project report (DPR) of the sea plane operations on Tehri lake.” The official added that the civil aviation ministry plans to bring the Tehri lake sea plane operation under the Udan scheme, which aims to make air travel affordable and widespread.
12/06/19 Times of India

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