Tuni: Construction of a helipad in Hanol,  a small non-descript town near Uttarakhand -Himachal border and known for its historical , religious as well tourist importance is hanging in balance for the last four years.

Civil Aviation Department of Uttarakhand government has been sleeping over the issue for the last four years despite the fact that the Revenue Department of the state government has already offered two plots in the town for the purpose.

Remarkably, the then Chief Minister of the state, BC Khanduri had made an announcement in this regard in year 2009 and taking prompt action Civil Aviation Department of the state government had also instructed the revenue department to send a proposal regarding land allocation to it which however, has failed to materialize even after four years of his declaration.

Due to this, there is great resentment among the people .During the initial stage Civil Aviation Department kept on saying no land had been allocated for the construction of temple.

Meanwhile, work is yet to start on the temple even after Rs 5,00000 has been sanctioned by the state government for the purpose. While highlighting the importance of construction of helipad in the town Mohanlal Semwal, Secretary Mahasu Temple Management Committee said that the town would come up on the national as well as on the international map after the temple eventually comes up in the town.

He further said that this would facilitate the visit of VVIPS, VIP, entrepreneurs as well as the tourists to the place also. Local people have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of the state and have demanded construction of a helipad here as soon as possible.


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