Udhagamandalam: Ooty town will have helicopter service soon, said Santosh K Misra, Collector of Nilgiris. Talking to New Indian Express, he said many people in the district have suggested that helicopter service was necessary for the hill town. Moreover, two service providers have already come forward with a proposal for its introduction.
“I think the helicopter service would certainly be beneficial to this district considering its hilly terrain. During emergencies such as shifting of patients to centres like Coimbatore for better medical treatment, the service would be very helpful,” he observed.
Moreover, it would certainly benefit tourists, school children studying in residential schools and their parents. It would be a big boost for the business community and also highly useful in case of natural calamities, he further said.
Considering all these facts the district administration has decided to send a proposal to the government for its approval. With the co-operation of people, helicopter service would be introduced very soon in the queen of hills, he added.
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