Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates 4th Heli-India Summit 2022

Tags: National National News

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.

Important facts

  • 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.

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -