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Chandigarh, October 13 2021
In the direction of establishing a Heli-Hub in Gurugram, the Haryana Government has identified the land and a proposal will be sent to the Central Government soon. It has been decided by the Haryana government to reduce the VAT rates on air turbine fuel from 20 percent to 1 percent.
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal met Union Civil Aviation Minister, Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in New Delhi today regarding various civil aviation projects of Haryana. Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala also attended the meeting through video conferencing.
During the meeting, discussions regarding reduction of VAT rates on air turbine fuel besides heli-hub to be set up in Gurugram, civil aviation university, drone school, and satellite center in the state were held. Apart from this, the development of Integrated Aviation Hub, Hisar, Airstrip Karnal, Airstrip Ambala and Pilot Training School, Bhiwani and Pilot Training School Narnaul and air services routes in Haryana were also discussed.
While Interacting with media persons after the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the Haryana Government would soon identify the land and send a proposal to the Centre for setting up a heli-hub in Gurugram. As a result of the setting up of a heli-hub in Gurugram, the airport will also get support due to the facility of intercity and intracity helicopters. The Chief Minister informed that on the proposal made by the Central Government to reduce the VAT rates on Air Turbine Fuel in Haryana, it has been decided to reduce the VAT rates on Air Turbine Fuel from 20 percent to 1 percent in Haryana.
He said that the Integrated Aviation Hub, Hisar would be developed by the year 2023. Karnal and Ambala airstrips will also be developed.
Sh. Manohar Lal informed that the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia has also been invited to inaugurate the pilot training school being established in Bhiwani.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, and Additional Chief Secretary, Civil Aviation Department, Sh. Sudhir Rajpal were also present during the meeting.