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First Heli Service in Uttarakhand Launched

Published on February 09, 2020
Current context: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has operationalized the first ever helicopter services in Uttarakhand under UDAN scheme.
First Heli Service in Uttarakhand Launched 
  • The first ever helicopter service is launched from Dehradun’s Sahastradhara helipad to Gauchar, and Chinyalisaur, under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN) of Government of India.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched the service with the objective to enhance the aerial connectivity of the hilly areas in the country that will boost the tourism sector and assist the Chaar Dhaam Yatra pilgrims.
  • The Sahastradhara-Gauchar-Chinyalisaur route has been awarded by the MoCA to Heritage Aviation under the UDAN 2 bidding process.
  • The helicopter services will be operated by the Heritage Aviation from Sahastradhara to Gauchar and Chinyalisaur twice daily.
  • The Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for the Heli services is provided under UDAN to keep the fares affordable for the common people.
  • The Government of India launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) ,a component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) on 27th April 2017 to make air travel affordable and widespread.
  • Chief Minister of Uttarakhand: Trivendra Singh Rawat
  • Governor: Baby Rani Maurya
  • Capital: Dehradun


Q.1 The Government of India launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme in which year?
a. 2014
b. 2015
c. 2016
d. 2017
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