Successful trial landing of Pawan Hans MI- 172 helicopter conducted at Silmoo
KARGIL, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021: Successful trial landing of Pawan Hans MI-172 helicopter was conducted at the newly constructed helipad at Silmoo village in presence of the Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan here today.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Kargil Abdul Gaffar Zargar, Executive Engineer R&B-II Kacho Mehmood Ali Khan, Nodal Officer Pawan Hans/ Civil Helipads Muhammad Hassan, pilots and crew members of Pawan Hans and public representatives of Silmoo area were present on the occasion.
CEC Feroz Ahmad Khan extended gratitude to the UT Administration Ladakh for taking steps for operationalization of helicopter services in different remote locations in Kargil District including Silmoo. He also thanked pilots for their efforts in the operation of helicopter services in the remote village of Silmoo.
He further said helicopter services become very crucial for Silmoo and adjoining villages especially in winter months, when the village gets completely cut off from the rest of the world due to heavy snowfall and people particularly patients have to face a lot of problems.
Earlier, the ACR Kargil and the Executive Engineer R&B-II along with the pilots took stock of the expansion of Kargil Civil Helipad where the pilots suggested to construct the hangar.
Pertinently, successful trial landings at 5 helipads in Kargil District including Drass, Hinaskot, Namkila-Wakha, Sapi and Kargil Civil Helipad have already been successfully done in the recent past, while in the coming days trial landing will also be done on the helipads at Tangole, Rangdum, Padum-Zanskar, Lungnak, Kargyak and Matayen Meenamarg.