CM reviews chopper service scheme to far flung areas

GKNN
Srinagar, Publish Date: May 16 2018 12:45AM | Updated Date: May 16 2018 12:45AM
CM reviews chopper service scheme to far flung areasFile Photo

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti reviewed the status of the air connectivity scheme launched by the Government last year to connect all the far-flung areas of the State to the capital cities, particularly during road blockades.

Currently, the State Government runs chopper service to some 14 far flung destinations across the State including Gurez, Tulail, Doda, Kishtwar, Karnah, Kargil, Drass, Padum, Lingshit(Leh), Nubra, Poonch, Rajouri and other locations. The subsidized chopper service was launched by the Government last year. The aim has been to provide round the year and easy connectivity to the people of these areas in particular students, aged, infirm and other such categories.

The Chief Minister directed the concerned agencies to raise necessary helipad facilities at these places for smooth landing of the choppers. She also directed raising of other requisite infrastructure needed for efficient operation of these services.

Mehbooba Mufti in particular directed clearing bottlenecks in raising airstrips at Kishtwar, Rajouri and at Kargil and sort out the issues with the concerned stakeholders.

The meeting was informed that since the launch of the scheme, 535 flying hours have been provided by these choppers benefitting a large number of people from these areas. The service has also fetched the exchequer a revenue of Rs. 44 lakhs during the period, the meeting was told.

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas; DGP, Dr. S P Vaid; Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development, K B Aggarwal; administrative secretaries of concerned Departments; Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu; representatives from Airport Authority of India; officers of Divisional and district administration were present in the meeting.

 

Latest News

  1. Kathua rape-murder case: HC issues notice to JK govt over dismissal of accused cop
  2. Kathua rape-murder case: HC issues notice to JK govt over dismissal of accused cop
  1. Lok Sabha Speaker expresses displeasure at Rahul's hugplomacy
  2. Lok Sabha Speaker expresses displeasure at Rahul's hugplomacy
  1. Anti-Sikh riots was 'biggest lynching' incident: Rajnath
  2. Anti-Sikh riots was 'biggest lynching' incident: Rajnath
  1. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project
  2. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project
  1. SC Collegium recommends Justice Gita Mittal as next Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court
  2. SC Collegium recommends Justice Gita Mittal as next Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court
  1. Fakhar Zaman smashes Pakistan's first double ODI ton
  2. Fakhar Zaman smashes Pakistan's first double ODI ton
  1. Modi and Xi to meet during BRICS, discuss US trade war
  2. Modi and Xi to meet during BRICS, discuss US trade war
  1. 58 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail
  2. 58 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail
  1. Kashmir police to go hi-tech, don uniform with body cameras
  2. Kashmir police to go hi-tech, don uniform with body cameras
  1. Delhi failed to intimidate Kashmir leadership through arrests: Mirwaiz
  2. Delhi failed to intimidate Kashmir leadership through arrests: Mirwaiz
  1. I may be 'Pappu' for you, but I respect you because I am the Congress: Rahul to Modi
  2. I may be 'Pappu' for you, but I respect you because I am the Congress: Rahul to Modi
  1. Equity indices in green as government seen winning trust vote
  2. Equity indices in green as government seen winning trust vote
  1. PM Modi has lied to nation on Rafale: Rahul
  2. PM Modi has lied to nation on Rafale: Rahul
  1. Woman killed after being hit by train in Jammu
  2. Woman killed after being hit by train in Jammu
  1. Protesters thrash police constable in Kupwara after charred body of minor found
  2. Protesters thrash police constable in Kupwara after charred body of minor found
  1. Jammu and Kashmir govt reconstitutes complaint committee on sexual harassment of women
  2. Jammu and Kashmir govt reconstitutes complaint committee on sexual harassment of women
  1. Kupwara shuts after missing minor’s half-burnt body found
  2. Kupwara shuts after missing minor’s half-burnt body found
  1. No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion
  2. No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion
  1. Jammu and Kashmir: Chopper service providers fined Rs 1 lakh for violating agreement in Kishtwar
  2. Jammu and Kashmir: Chopper service providers fined Rs 1 lakh for violating agreement in Kishtwar
  1. WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India
  2. WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India
  1. Kashmir police constitutes SIT to probe Kupwara minor’s death
  2. Kashmir police constitutes SIT to probe Kupwara minor’s death
  1. 19th batch of 1,753 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine in Kashmir Himalayas
  2. 19th batch of 1,753 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine in Kashmir Himalayas
  1. Class work to remain suspended today at GDC Kupwara, Sogam
  2. Class work to remain suspended today at GDC Kupwara, Sogam
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine