New Delhi, Feb 28 : Taking yet another innovative step in order to boost the aviation sector in the country Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has launched the first Integrated Heliport at Rohini Heliport. Developed by the Pawan Hans Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, this will be the first helicopter service in India.
Interacting with the media Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the heliport service will add value to the Civil Aviation infrastructure which will generate large number of employment opportunities. He also pointed out that the helicopter service in India is in evolving condition where introduction of joy rides will provide an excellent facility for domestic as well as international tourists.
Calling it a historic day for the aviation sector Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha said that along with regional connectivity this heliport will be useful for providing medical emergency, public safety and enhancing tourism. He also suggested the reduction of existing taxes for making it economically viable.
Constructed with the time span of two years Rohini heliport would provide regional air connectivity through helicopters in the northern part of the country. This initiative will decongest the traffic at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Heliport consists of a terminal building having capacity of 150 passengers, 4 hangers with parking capacities for 16 helicopters and 9 parking bays.
Pawan Hans is also planning to connect all the major destination from this Heliport such as Shimla, Haridwar, Dehradun Mathura, Agra, Meerut and Industrial Hubs such as Manesar, Bahadurgarh . It will provide air connectivity between Delhi and neighbouring cities from Rohini Heliport.