After Noida, Heliport To Be Set Up In Gurugram; To Boost Options For Delhi’s Air-Space


The Haryana government, in consultation with Pawan Hans Ltd, a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), is planning to develop a Heliport in Gurgaon, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M Scindia informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday (24 July).

Replying to a question by Rajya Sabha MP Kartikeya Sharma, Scindia said that site selection is being carried out by the Haryana government, while Pawan Hans Ltd is conducting the feasibility survey.

The development of Heli-hub in Gurugram will provide helicopter connectivity to the residents of various parts of the State to the National Capital Region (NCR), thereby enhancing the business interests of the State along with development of industry and efficient corporate movement.

Additionally, the heliport is also expected to give a boost to the helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry in the region.

The Haryana government conceptualized the project two years ago and has been closely monitoring its progress on a monthly basis. The government is currently in the advanced stages of allocating land for the heliport.

NOIDA Heliport

Notably, this will be the third heliport in the NCR region after Rohini in New Delhi and Sec 151A in Noida.

The Noida Authority is constructing a heliport at Sector 151A in Noida near Kambakshpur Village to boost the development in the region around Noida Expressway.

The heliport site is located about 18 km from City Centre, via Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and is approximately 47 km away from the upcoming Noida international Airport (NIA) at Jewar and 7 km from Yamuna Expressway.

Through this project, the authority plans to connect the city to the various important religious places and tourist destinations such as Vaishno Devi Temple (Katra), Mount Abu, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Ayodhya, Chandigarh, Mathura, Agra etc.

It will also help in providing helicopter operations from the city to Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi, and other hilly regions of the country.

The heliport is to be spread over an area of 9.3 acres, and will have one helipad. The helipad will allow commercial operations of 12-seater Bell-412 and 26-seater MI-172 or equivalent helicopters.

The global tender for the project received a lone bid, and is currently under evaluation.