IEP Chandigarh, October 29
Haryana is all set to become the first state in the country to set up district-wise helipad facilities to tackle war and emergency-like situations. Inclusive arrangements will also be made so as to ensure proper night-landing facilities on these helipads. The State Government has started making efforts in this direction.
This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala while chairing a meeting with the officials of the Civil Aviation Department. During the meeting, he gave necessary directions to the officers concerned.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the possibility of setting up a helipad in the district police lines should be worked out for ensuring a safe landing facility. With the development of this type of infrastructure, helicopter landings can be done in war and emergency-like situations.
Besides this, setting up of helipads in the police lines, all arrangements will also be made for the security of these helipads. The information system of the police is very strong, so these helipads can be accurately used in case of any emergency, said the Deputy Chief Minister.
Haryana will be the first state in the country to set up district-wise helipad facilities
The Deputy Chief Minister informed that recently a Civil Aviation Ministers’ Conference was held. During the conference, the need to build one helipad in every district of each State across the Country was discussed in detail. In this direction, the Haryana Government had expressed its desire to take this first-of-its-kind initiative by setting up district-wise helipad facilities to tackle any emergency-like situation.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that Haryana Government has always been at the fore in implementing the schemes and concepts launched by the Central Government in the State. The plan to set up helipads in every district will also be implemented soon. For this, instructions have been given to the Home Department and the Director General of Police to develop infrastructure. Certainly, Haryana will become the first state in which every district will have helipad facilities, he added.
Institute to be set up for imparting airport security training
The Deputy Chief Minister said that an institute would be set up in Haryana for imparting airport security training. He directed the officials to earmark the places in Hisar, Sirsa and Pinjore for this. He said that along with the youth of the state, the youth of other states would also be able to get training from this institute. With the setting up of this institute, Haryana’s position will become more robust in the aviation sector.
By April next year, new flights under the RCS UDAN scheme will start from Hisar
Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that under the regional connectivity scheme -Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN), an action plan is being prepared to tie up with 7 other states to identify new routes from Hisar by April next year to strengthen air connectivity. With the success of this action plan, the citizens of the state will get wide access to air travel, he added.
The Deputy Chief Minister also took feedback from the officials regarding the construction of airstrip at Maharaja Agrasen International Airport, Hisar, and other infrastructure. He directed the officers concerned to expedite the process of making an alternate road for the Hisar-Barwala route. After the completion of this international airport, the development would get a boost in the entire state, he added.
He further said that he would visit Hisar airport on Monday and will take stock of the construction works.
Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Sh. TVSN Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics and Communications Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Director General of Police, Sh. PK Agarwal and officers of Civil Aviation Department also remained present in the meeting.