India’s first dedicated heliport built at a cost of Rs 100Cr for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers became operational in New Delhi. The heliport that is expected to reduce congestion at the IGI Airport in New Delhi would also provide air connectivity to nearby pilgrimage centres besides medical emergency evacuation services. The heliport is spread over an area of 25 acres and consists of a terminal building having capacity for 150 passengers, four hangars with parking capacity for 16 helicopters and nine parking bays. The Rohini heliport will become not only a hub for the helicopter industry in the country but will also push the Government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme. The Government has envisaged four heliports in four regions of the country in the new civil aviation policy. Pawan Hans has carried out the Rohini heliport project for the civil aviation ministry.
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