Saturday, November 13, 2021

Existing helicopter strip at Kishtwar to be extended for aircraft landing: Principal Secy Civil Aviation

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department Ranjan P Thakur on Saturday said that the existing helicopter strip in hilly Kishtwar district will be extended for aircraft landing soon.

Mr Thakur, on Saturday visited Kishtwar and chaired a meeting regarding heli-services and development of Airstrip in the district.

He said, “Existing helicopter strip in Kishtwar will soon be extended further to make it viable for aircraft landing.”

"It will provide vital connectivity to Kishtwar even during the severe winter conditions especially for medical and related emergencies" said the Principal Secretary.

He said the Government is keen to make the airstrip functional at the earliest for convenience of the people besides increasing tourist footfall in the area.

Later, the Principal Secretary had an aerial survey of Marwah Airstrip.

13/11/21 UNI

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