Helicopters deployed to fly polling teams for polling stations located at Taksing, Vijaynagar and Pipsornag in Upper Subansiri and Changlang districts respectively.
By Pradeep Kumar
Prevailing inclement weather condition punctuated by rains have posed serious challenges in transporting polling teams to unconnected Taksing, Vijaynagar and Pipsornag in Upper Subansiri and Changlang districts respectively.
Civil aviation director Tamiyo Tatak, who along with his officers, had a detailed discussion with CEO Kaling Tayeng about deployment helicopters, told Arunachal24 , that the plan has been drawn subject to weather condition of this Himalayan state.
The IAF will fly 32 polling personnel to Vijoynagar for four PBs on any day during April 4 to 6; state’s Mi-172 of Sky One Airways Pvt. Ltd will fly 112 polling personnel in six trips with 20 persons in each trip to Pipsoarng during April 4 & 5 for eight PBs while same copter will transport 52 polling personnel for five PBs in Taksing along China border. The chopper with only 13 persons in each four trips will fly considering the high altitude, he disclosed.
Interestingly, Arunachalee daughter Tago Asha serves with Skyone Airways as a cabin crew.
The mission to transport polling teams and materials will begin from April 4 next ms but in case of prevailing bad weather all polling teams to above three air-fed stations would begin foot march on April 6 next, he said. That is why CEO Tayeng responding to questions from this correspondent recently had said that alternative arrangements would be in place in case of bad weather.
However, many a star campaigners of different parties are scheduled to campaign in the state. As they are most likely to use helicopter, their campaign itinerary would be upset if bad weather condition prevails.