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Gurgaon will soon have helipad for VIP choppers

The Haryana government has asked all district administrations to identify places for landing VIP helicopters. HT reports.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2011 00:53 IST
HT Correspondent

The Haryana government has asked all district administrations to identify places for landing VIP helicopters.

A letter sent by financial commissioner KA Arora to Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena stated that several districts have failed to adopt minimum safety measures required for landing a VIP helicopter.

The state government has also inducted Eurocopter-145 for the CM's use. As per guidelines issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the administration must give a certificate about the suitability of temporary helipad. But sources said the administration is not following DGCA's directions.

The Gurgaon administration said it will definitely start looking for places for VIP helicopters to land. But it will do so as per the requirement of the moment.

"We don't feel the need to identify any place as of now. When we get an order for scheduling the landing of a VIP chopper, we will identify the place and follow all procedures," said Meena.