Biren launches Imphal-Ukhrul Heli service

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the Imphal-Ukhrul-Imphal Route, Manipur Heli Service, on Monday.

During an event held virtually at the Chief Minister’s secretariat, the Chief Minister opened district transport offices of Jiribam, Kakching, Noney, Pherzawl and Kamjong.

Addressing the event, the Chief Minister thanked the central government for launching the Manipur Heli-service in 2018. He appreciated and lauded the Transport Minister Khashim Vashum and officials of the department for their efforts.

The launching of the Heli-service to Ukhrul today will ease the trouble of the people while transporting patients and during other emergencies, Biren said.

He highlighted that the Manipur heli-service is operating on various routes already including along Imphal – Churachandpur, Imphal to Aizwal via Churachandpur, Imphal to Lairouching, Imphal to Dimapur via Lairouching, Imphal-Moreh among others.

“Since its launch in 2018, the Heli-service has flown 31,163 passengers,” he said.

Biren said the government is trying to cover major areas in the hill districts and not only the district headquarters by the Manipur Heli-Service.

Further highlighting that fares for Imphal-Jiribam and Imphal-Tamenglong were subsidised, Biren said the Imphal-Ukhrul fare will also be made available at the subsidised rate of Rs 2500.

The Chief Minister urged people collecting donations along the road to stop immediately so as to not cause disturbances to others.

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