Jai Ram Thakur, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, has opened a heliport at Rampur in Shimla district. He went on to say that the administration has also taken a number of steps to attract visitors to uncharted territory and is working to build a network of heliports to improve the air route network in the state.
Jai Ram Thakur, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday officially opened a heliport at Rampur in Shimla district which cost 3.4 Crore to construct.
Construction of Shimla heliport along Sanjauli bypass road, Baddi in Solan district and Rampur has already been completed covered by UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) plan, he said. added. According to reports, helicopter service operations will begin shortly at these locations.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that works are almost complete on Kangnidhar heliport in Mandi and another one is under construction in Manali.
The CM went on to say that flights were already operating three times a week and heli-taxi services on the Shimla-Rampur-Shimla route started in December 2021. He added that each passenger had to pay INR 3275 for the one way fee.
He noted that the administration has just made a proposal to add Chamba and Reckong Peo to its list of destinations for the helicopter service.
According to sources, the state is home to 64 heliports, while 38 more are currently under construction, the chief minister said. According to him, flight service on the Delhi-Shimla-Delhi route has also been restored.
Meanwhile, the CM has also inaugurated and laid the foundation for projects worth 24.66 Crore in the assembly segment of Rampur. He also pledged a grant of Rs. 20 Lakh for the development of a press club.
The Himachal Pradesh region is well known for its scenic Himalayan views and popular hill towns. In Himachal Pradesh, several outdoor activities are popular tourist attractions, including rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice skating, hiking, rafting and heli-skiing.