Piyush Goyal’s helicopter lands safely near Bhilai Niwas after confusion

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2017 13:00:32

Staff Reporter,


Nov 13,

THE Helicopter carrying Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal to Bhilai hovered over the city in confusion about the location of helipad. However, the chopper landed safely at the helipad made at the ground near Bhilai Niwas in Bhilai. According to information, there are two locations in Steel City Bhilai where copters land including the one at Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) Battalion ground and Bhilai Niwas ground where the helipads are made ahead of visit of VVIPs as per the discretion of the authorities concerned from the district administration and police.

And, ahead of the visit of Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal, the helipad was made at Bhilai Niwas ground but the confusion prevailed when the chopper in air moved towards CAF Battalion ground and in absence of smoke signal it started hovering over the city to locate the helipad for landing. The authorities from the district administration and police heaved a sigh of relief when the chopper carrying the union minister landed safely at Bhilai Niwas ground in Bhilai.   

Talking to the newspaper, Shashimohan Singh, ASP (City) stated that prior to visit of the Union Railway Minister, the helipad was made on Sunday at Bhilai Niwas ground for landing of the helicopter under supervision of PWD, SDoP. He also informed that in this connection the message was conveyed to Raipur Head Quarter regarding the location of helipad. He added that perhaps there could have been some misconception about the message and the pilot of the chopper was conveyed that the location of helipad was at CAF Battalion ground. He also added that on sighting the chopper in air over the Steel City, the smoke signal was given from Bhilai Niwas ground where ultimately it landed safely.