Himachal May See More Heliports To Boost Tourism


Last Updated: January 10, 2023, 12:32 IST

Places like Kasauli are popular among tourists.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said efforts would be made to ensure that all district headquarters had a heliport within a year.

Heliports in all districts will boost tourism in the state, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said on Tuesday. Sukhu, who will attend an Abhar rally near Tapovan here, said efforts would be made to ensure that all district headquarters had a heliport within a year.

He said clearances had been given for social impact assessments to review the effects of infrastructure projects and other development interventions with regards to the expansion of Kangra-Gaggal Airport and the government will look into the prospect of increasing tourist stay in Dharamsala, he added.

Speaking on de-notifying the projects announced by the previous BJP government after April 1, 2022, Sukhu said the new institutions had been opened without budget allocation to woo voters with eye on Assembly polls.

The projects will be reviewed and the institutions opened as per need, he added.

The chief minister is in Dharamsala to attend the three-day session of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha from Wednesday.

The schedule for the three days includes administration of oaths to newly elected MLAs, election of the Speaker and the Governor’s address.

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