District Administration to Begin Helicopter Services from Tatik

District Administration to Begin Helicopter Services from Tatik


District Administration to Begin Helicopter Services from Tatik

A proposal has been passed by the District Administration to start a regular helicopter service from Tatik, the district headquarters. The trial runs have started and are successful. Owing to this, the service will be open to the public in a week.

The demand to have a frequent helicopter service has been a demand from the local population since a long time. The district administration considering the request of the people, set up a team to research on the project and started undertaking it. On Saturday, the members of the Uttarakhand Civil Development Authority did a thorough inspection of the newly inaugurated helipad at Tatik and gave its formal nod for public use.

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The Uttarakhand Developed Authority security officer Ram Singh Kathait mentioned about the inspection process of the helipad. While some final touches are left to finish for the helipad, the service will start for the public very soon. The trial runs have been successful and the helipad will service as a great relief to the people residing there.

The service will initially run from Almora to Sahastradhara, Dehradun, as well as Pithoragarh. The testing will take place within this week. Once the results from the testing are positive, the regular service will open for the public. The fares have been kept reasonable keeping the public in mind. People need to pay Rs. 2500 for a ride from Almora to Dehradun.

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To inaugurate and facilitate the operation, the team of Directorate General of Civil Aviation will pay a visit this week. To celebrate this moment, the Tehsildar, Kuldeep Pandey, as well as Kanhaiya Mishra of Energy Corporation were present. The cost of building the helipad took over 2 crores with rough figures around Rs 2.2 crores. There have been ticket counters, painted murals, as well as well decorated lights designed for the helipad. It’s all set to take passengers for a ride within a week.

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