Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates 4th Heli-India Summit 2022
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the 4th Heli-India Summit 2022 in Srinagar on 10 October.
The theme of 4th Heli-India Summit 2022 is ‘Helicopters for last Mile Connectivity’.
He said that a civil enclave will be built in Jammu at a cost of Rs 861 crores and the Srinagar’s present terminal will be expanded three times from 20,000 square meters to 60,000 square meters at a cost of Rs 1500 crores.
He said that the decrease in VAT on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) from 26.5 percent to one percent by the J&K government.
The HeliSewa portal is completely online and is being used by all operators to obtain landing permissions for helipads, and is also creating a database of helipads in the country.
Helidisha, guidance material on helicopter operations for the state administration has been distributed in 780 districts.
Helicopter Accelerator cell is fully proactive in resolving helicopter issues and an advisory group of industry representatives is helping to identify the problem areas.
Three helicopter corridors have been built from Mumbai-Pune, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar and Shamshabad-Begumpet and new IFR corridors are being planned.
In terms of railway connectivity, Jammu and Kashmir will be connected with Kanyakumari by next year.
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