The state authorities is setting up a paragliding centre amid the mighty Dhauladhar vary in its backdrop in Himachal Pradesh’s Bir-Billing space that noticed India’s first AAI Paragliding World Cup in 2015.
This truth got here to gentle in a written reply by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who additionally holds a Civil Aviation portfolio, within the Assembly on Tuesday.
Replying to a query of Congress member Ashish Butail, the Chief Minister stated there was no such proposal to arrange a nationwide paragliding faculty within the state.
But the Department of Tourism is setting up a paragliding centre at Bir in Kangra district for which web site has been recognized and work has been began, the Chief Minister added.
A sum of Rs eight crore for the paragliding centre has been sanctioned below the Himalayan Circuit of Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism, the Chief Minister stated.
Bir, the touchdown web site that can be dwelling to Tibetan refugees and Buddhist monasteries, and the take-off level of Billing are separated by 14 km in Kangra district, some 275 km from Chandigarh.
After six months of hiatus owing to the Covid-induced lockdown, tandem paragliding flights will resume at Billing from September 15, officers advised IANS.
The state allowed paragliding throughout the first week of July however the ban continued on the tandem flights.
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