Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has inaugurated a heliport on the outskirts of Shimla city. The inaugural ceremony took place on January 12 at Sanjauli, a suburb of Shimla. This is the first of the six heliports to be built under the Swadesh Darshan and UDAN-2 schemes. Thakur said that the heliport near Sanjauli-Dhalli bypass was constructed for Rs 18 crore. Officials said the heliport would not only provide much-needed relief to the high class tourists visiting the state but would also be used effectively in case of medical emergencies as it was near the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla. The central government provided Rs 12.13 crore for the construction of this project under the Himalayan circuit of Swadesh Darshan program and Rs 6 crore under UDAN-II. (first heliport in shimla)
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Swadesh Darshan One Central Sector Scheme
Swadesh Darshan is a central sector scheme. It is a theme-based tourism circuit started by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India. The focus of the scheme is to provide a complete tourism experience with various thematic circuits. The five circuits under this scheme are Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit and North-East Circuit. Meanwhile, UDAN 2.0 mainly focuses on transportation of perishable food products from hilly areas, northeastern states and tribal areas. The objective of the scheme is to ensure seamless, cost-effective, time bound air transport and allied logistics for all agricultural produce especially originating from the Northeast, Hilly and Tribal regions of the country.
All modern facilities in three storey heliport (first heliport in shimla)
Thakur said that the three-storey heliport has all modern facilities. Along with this, the government is planning to build other heliports at Baddi, Rampur and Mandi under the UDAN-2 scheme. He said that the State Government would soon send a proposal to the Union Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Civil Aviation for construction of new heliports at Reckong Peo, Chamba, Dalhousie, Janjehli and Jwalaji which would give a new impetus to tourism activities in these areas. Area. He said that at present there are 64 helipads in the state and 38 new helipads are being built. (first heliport in shimla)