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Tamil Nadu government launches 'TN Reach' initiative

Published on April 11, 2023
Current Context: The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TDCO) has developed a system called Tamil Nadu Regional Aerial Connectivity Through Helicopters
Tamil Nadu government launches 'TN Reach' initiative
  • Through this TDCO the government will provide the intercity and town connectivity using 80 helipads.
  • In order to implement this scheme, the government has assigned this responsibility to Tamil Nadu Industrial Coorporation (TIDCO).
  • At present air connectivity is available only to five cities - Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai and Thoothukudi.
  • According to Thangam Thennarasu, Industries Minister of Tamil Nadu, TN Reach will set up a network of air routes within a state that will facilitate people to travel between cities and towns using helicopters.
  • Additionally, a robust helicopter service can prove particularly beneficial in emergency situations where time is of the essence.
  • This mechanism will rely on two existing initiatives – Heli Disha, which is an administrative manual for helicopter operations, and Heli Seva, which is an online portal for providing landing clearance for helicopter operations.


Q.1 Which government has launched an initiative to connect all its Intercity through helicopters?
a. Kerala
b. Telangana
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Andhra Pradesh
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