IEP DEHRADUN AUGUST 27, 2022
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami flagged off the Dehradun- Almora- Pithoragarh helicopter service from the Dehradun airport on Friday. The service would operate from Dehradun to Haldwani, Pantnagar, Almora and Pithoragarh.
The seven seater Pawan Hans service would initially fly once a week. Expressing his gratitude towards Union Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia for starting the helicopter service, the CM said that all such services operating in the State under the UDAN project would help in improving air connectivity in the State. He said that the helicopter services would make transportation easy.
Dhami said that Uttarakhand is an important state from tourism and religious point of view. He said that the State government is committed to providing every facility to the pilgrims and the tourists visiting Uttarakhand. Dhami asked Pawan Hans to increase the number of seats in the Heli service and also said that the service should operate for three days in a week.
Cabinet ministers Prem Chand Agarwal, Subodh Uniyal, secretary Dilip Jawalkar, chief executive officer (CEO) of Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) C Ravishankar and general manager of Pawan Hans Limited Sanjay Kumar were also present on the occasion.