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City to have helipad soon

Centre gives nod to facility, to come up on top of DLF Cyber City building.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 05, 2012 01:59 IST
Hitender Rao
Hitender Rao
Hindustan Times

Corporate honchos frequenting Gurgaon’s Cyber City can bid goodbye to traffic snarls in the near future.

To provide better air connectivity, the Board of Approval (BoA) for special economic zones (SEZs) has given its nod to DLF Cyber City Developers Limited to build a helipad in the cyber hub.

The firm is a subsidiary of DLF Limited.

The BoA headed by Union commerce secretary Rahul Khullar approved the developer’s request during a meeting in New Delhi on March 13.

The helipad will be set up on the rooftop of building no.14. Building no. 14 is situated off the national highway-8 and is in close proximity to the Gurgaon-New Delhi border.

However, the approval is subject to the condition that the helipad facility will be exclusive for SEZ operations.

The developer’s application had stated: “The facility will accommodate operations of helicopters which will be required not only for rescue operations.”

The developer has also given an undertaking that the structure of the rooftop would be modified to strengthen the building roof, while the building’s remaining part the will not be changed.

The developer has also given an undertaking that all required approvals from various government agencies like the Airports Authority of India, Director General of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, ministry of home affairs, ministry of environment and forests will be taken by them before starting the facility.

The proposal was forwarded to the BoA by the special economic zones development commissioner.

The special economic zones in the cyber city was notified in April 2007 about an area of 10.73 hectares.

Earlier, the developer had worked out a 6.1-km long

private Metro Rail network to provide fast means of transportation to its prime colonised areas in Gurgaon, particularly Cyber City, which has a huge inflow of employees from Delhi and neighbouring areas.

The Haryana cabinet in 2009 had awarded the project for the Rapid Metro Rail — from Gurgaon’s Sikanderpur station to national highway-8 — to Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon.

First Published: Apr 05, 2012 01:58 IST