UP govt spent Rs 14 cr on its 10 aircraft in 2012-13: CM

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 16:30

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government spent over Rs 14 crore on fuel and maintenance of 10 state-owned helicopters and planes in 2012-13, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav informed the state Assembly today.
Rs 11.10 crore was spent on their maintenance and Rs 3.35 crore on fuel, he said in a written reply. On whether the state would curtail air travel by ministers and government functionaries, he said, "Air travel is made in public interest to save time in cases of emergency.”
“In normal conditions, preference is given to road journey," he added.

First Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 16:30

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