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CM LAUNCHES HELICOPTER PASSENGER SERVICE, INAUGURATES 2 BAYS TEMPORARY GARAGES OF FIRE SUB STATIONS

GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR
CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL
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CM LAUNCHES HELICOPTER PASSENGER SERVICE, INAUGURATES 2 BAYS TEMPORARY GARAGES OF FIRE SUB STATIONS

Imphal, 13th March, 2024 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched Helicopter passenger Service in the State under the Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (UDE DESH KA AAM NAGRIK) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

During a programme held virtually at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, the Chief Minister also inaugurated 2 Bays Temporary Garages of Nambol Fire Sub Station and Loitang Khunou Fire Sub Station.

Speaking at the function, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that today we will witness a remarkable milestone in the helicopter service connectivity. He said under the Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN, the State has been provided another Pawan Hans Helicopter Service.

The Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He also thanked Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia for providing the service and understanding the grievances of the people, especially the people of the hills.

The helicopter service has been of great service to not only the people, but also in the functioning of the government, he said, highlighting that now the government can reach the interior areas whenever it is needed.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also sanctioned around Rs. 52.13 crores in 2021 for infrastructure development of heliports at Jiribam, Moreh, Parbung, Tamenglong and Thanlon.

Constructions of the Heliports are underway and will be completed soon, he said. The Chief Minister also lauded and appreciated the Transport Minister and his officials for their efforts.

The helicopter Service fare will be Imphal-Tamenglong Rs. 3590, Jiribam-Tamenglong Rs 3590 and Imphal-Jiribam Rs 3045.

Under the RCS-UDAN Scheme, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had approved five routes in Manipur namely Jiribam, Moreh, Parbung, Tamenglong and Thanlon.

Stating that today service for Jiribam and Tamenglong have been launched, he added that the helicopter service for the remaining other routes will also be launched soon.

The Chief Minister also said that the State government is planning to open Fire Sub Stations in every sub-divisional headquarter.

The function was also attended by Ministers Shri Govindas Konthoujam, Dr Sapam Ranjan, Shri H. Dingo Singh, Shri Awangbou Newmai, MLAs, Chief Secretary Dr Vineet Joshi, Administrative Secretaries among others. The programme was organised by the Department of Transport & Manipur Fire Service Department.