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TNPSC current Affairs 2017 February 28 (all)

1.India's first integrated heliport inaugurated at Rohini in National Capital.

'India's frst integrated heliport inaugurated at Rohini, north-west of New Delhi by State owned choper operator Pawan Hans.

'The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has inaugurated the country's first Heliport in Rohini.
The Heliport consists of a terminal building with a capacity of 150 passengers, 4 hangars with the parking capacity of 16 Helicopters and 9 parking bays built with cost of Rs 100 crore.


Commencement of services expecting to reduce the congestion at the Indira Gandhi International  Delhi Airport which currently handles 40-50 helicopters arrivals and departure on an average day.

The Heliport also promote Regional Air connectivity through helicopter for northern part of country , helps in disaster management, helicopter emergency medical services in addition to law and order surveillance also centre for the skill development of pilots and engineers.


2.first Antyodaya Express flagged off

Indian Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off the first Antyodaya Express from Ernakulam-Howrah targeting the common man.

Generally, one needs to reserve tickets for long routes at least four months prior to the journey, but with Antyodaya there will not be any issue as it will be a fully unreserved train

Antyodaya Express is a superfast comfortable train for unreserved passengers, will have facilities like  Cushioned luggage racks which can serve as seats  Additional hand holds in doorway area, J-Hook near longitudinal luggage racks, , Potable Drinking water dispenser, Mobile charging points, Fire Extinguisher with anti-theft lock, FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic) Modular Toilets, Pleasing interior colour scheme, Toilet Occupation indication display board, LED Lights, SS Slip-free flooring at Doorway & Gangway, Anti-Graffiti coating for exterior paintings.


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