Helicopter services for Durgapur – Asansol region

It may not be long, when Helicopter services may connect the industrial belt of Durgapur and Asansol with the state capital, Kolkata. It has been a long standing demand of the people of Durgapur and Asansol, and it may get fulfilled in very near future. Kolkata, the state capital, situated at a distance of about 200 Km from Durgapur and about 240 Km from Asansol can be reached in 3 to 4 hours via NH 2. But considering the pace at which Durgapur and Asansol region is developing, the need of connecting it with the state capital was felt quite a few years back.
The Aerotropolis developed at Andal near Durgapur is a step towards that direction only. But in its phase, Andal Aerotropolis will be involved in cargo handling only.
In recent years a number of big business houses of national and international repute have stepped in this industrial belt of Durgapur and Asansol. And because of this, the need of a copter service which would connect the Durgapur-Asansol region was felt badly by the last left front government and the Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA). In a recent development, a private player of the aviation sector had a meeting with the Law Minister of Bengal, Mr. Moloy Ghatak and the new ADDA Chairman with Tapas Bandopadhay. The meeting was highly fruitful as revealed by sources and even a place near Nigha has been identified for safe landing of the copter. It must be mentioned here, that Nigha is adjacent to Asansol and only 35 Km from Durgapur.

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  1. A good initiative to improve the economy of Bengal. In fact improvement in the quality of the basic transportation need which includes road, rail, air, water is one of the first step for the betterment of the state ---- country----- world.

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