Mapping of helicopter routes on: Ravi

Rattled by the spate of chopper crashes of late, including the one which killed Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry has set about delineating air routes for all helicopters.

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2011, 20:41 PM IST

Shillong: Rattled by the spate of
chopper crashes of late, including the one which killed
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, the Union
Civil Aviation Ministry has set about delineating air routes
for all helicopters.

Giving the information o Saturday Union Civil Aviation
Minister Vayalar Ravi expressed hope the exercise would be
completed soon.
"Very soon all helicopters will have a route map. They
just cannot go here and there," he said.

Asked as to when the exercise would be completed, Ravi
said: "We are trying to do it as fast as we can."
Khandu’s Pawan Hans chopper crashed on April 30 at
Luguthang 10 minutes after take-off from Tawang helipad,
killing him and four others on board.

PTI