Successful trial landing of Pawan Hans MI-172 helicopter held at Chiktan
KARGIL, DECEMBER 27, 2021: A successful trial landing of Pawan Hans MI-172 helicopter was conducted today at the newly constructed helipad at Polathang in Chiktan village in presence of Executive Councilor for Health Mohsin Ali.
Chairperson Block Development Council Shakar Chiktan Sayeeda Banoo, SDM Shakar Chiktan Muhammad Shareef Kakpori, Executive Engineer R&B 2nd Kacho Mehmood Ali, Naib Tehsildar Chiktan Ghulam Rasool, pilots and crew members of Pawan Hans, besides PRI member and villagers of Chiktan were present on the occasion.
On the occasion, EC Mohsin Ali extended gratitude to the UT Administration Ladakh, Department of Civil Aviation Ladakh, CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan and Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve for taking serious efforts in the operation of helicopter services in the remote village of Chiktan.
He said that the importance of the helicopter service becomes crucial for the village especially during winter month as it remains cut-off from rest of the world due to which people particularly patients suffer a lot.
The villagers also expressed their gratitude to the UT Administration, LAHDC Kargil for taking the initiative which was their long pending demand to ease up the aerial transportation.
Later, the pilots and technical officials visited Kargil Civil Helipad, where they inspected the progress of work of hanger.
Pertinently, successful trial landings at 10 helipads in Kargil District including Drass, Sapi, Henaskot, Wakha, Silmo, Meenamarg, Rangdum, Padum, Kargyaq and Kargil Civil Helipad has been done in the recent past.
Similarly, in coming days, trial landing will also be done on the helipads at Barsoo, Sankoo and Tangole.
Meanwhile, winter common services shall be functional from Kargil Civil Helipad and Padum Zanskar helipads besides other helipads are completely ready for any emergency landing.