Gangtok, November 12 (IPR): Demonstration & Trial Flight of 26 seater MI -172 Helicopter by Sky One Airways was conducted at Burtuk Helipad, Gangtok, today.
Chief Minister Shri. Prem Singh Tamang attended the demonstration & trial run to examine the MI 172 Helicopter, along with Tourism Minister, Shri. B. S. Panth, IPR Minister, Shri. L. N. Sharma, Power Minister, Shri M. N. Sherpa, MLA Shri G. T. Dhungel, ACS Tourism Department, Shri. K. Jaykumar, Political Secretary to HCM, Shri. Jacob Khaling, Secretary of Tourism Department, Shri. Kuldip Chettri, STDC Chairman, Shri. Lukendra Rasaily, CEO STDC, Shri Rajendra Chettri, Principal Chief Engineer Tourism, Shri. Prakash Chettri, DIG Range, Shri. Prawin Gurung, SDM Shri. Robin Sewa, officials & staff of Tourism Department and STDC.
The 26 seaters MI-172 helicopter is a high-capacity helicopter that will expand avenues for tourism & for rescue operations in times of emergency. It is a twin-engine helicopter that will ensure a sense of security for local citizens to avail travel facilities with ease and safety.