Helicopter services commence between Imphal and Ukhrul

Photo/N Biren Singh/X

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh virtually launched the helicopter service for passengers between Imphal and Ukhrul, and vice versa, on Monday in a vital step towards air connectivity for the first time in the history of Ukhrul district.

The trial run for the helicopter service from Imphal to Ukhrul, a Tangkhul Naga-inhabited district, was conducted on Sunday. The launching program held at the CM’s Secretariat was attended by Rajya Sabha MP Leishamba Sanajaoba, Transport Minister Khashim Vashum, Hill Areas Committee Chairman Dinganglung Gangmei, other ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary Vineet Joshi, and several top-ranking state officials.

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N Biren Singh also opened district transport offices in Jiribam, Kakching, Noney, Pherzawl, and Kamjong.

Taking to X, CM N Biren Singh said, “Pleased to launch the Imphal-Ukhrul-Imphal route, Manipur Heli Service in the presence of Hon’ble Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, and other officials at my Secretariat office today.” “The air route connectivity between Imphal and Ukhrul will serve as a convenient means of travel and transportation while boosting commercial activities between the two districts, and it

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