Mapping of helicopter routes on: Ravi

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.