Congress on Thursday asked the Centre to increase the helicopter services in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and nominate a nodal officer to give out authentic information on the situation including that on rescue operations.
Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) would launch daily services from June 28 (Saturday) to fly pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra.
Uttarakhand government will launch chopper services between Linchauli and Kedarnath from May 12 to help devotees reach the Himalayan shrine comfortably.
The Cabinet has approved Pawan Hans helicopter services for inter-island connectivity in the Lakshadweep islands for five years, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Friday.
Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary`s frequent chopper rides in the last two years has cost the state exchequer a whopping Rs 1.37 crore, an RTI finding has revealed.
A comprehensive proposal is sent to the MHA to operationalise helicopter services to far flung areas.
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