Mizoram to introduce helicopter service in remote areas

Aizawl: Mizoram will soon introduce helicopter services to remote areas to supervise developmental works, provide connectivity to people in emergency situations and carry dignitaries, an official said here Sunday.

"The helicopter service would be utilised for supervising developmental works, offering medical care during emergencies, facilitating visits of dignitaries in remote areas and carrying passengers in any emergency situation," a Mizoram government official said.

Reuters

He added that a tender has already been floated for selecting the service provider.

"One twin engine helicopter with carrying capacity of minimum six-seven passengers excluding crew would be pressed into service," the official said.

It will help improve accessibility in remote, hilly and areas bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh during monsoon (June to Sept) or in emergency situations.

For the last 10 years, India's national helicopter company Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. has been operating services in the interior areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur with the union home ministry subsidising fares by up to 75 percent.

IANS


Updated Date: Jul 15, 2012 14:39 PM

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