Nepalese Army (NA) has constructed a Helipad in the Hilsa Village in far western region of Humla district of Nepal within the border between Nepal and China with the aim to give the service to the locals and the tourists trekking at the district.
According to the Source, the capacity of the two helipad builds at the region can accommodate two MI 17 helicopter at a time. The cost to build the helipad was approximately around 1.5 Million Nepalese rupees. The helipad was inaugurated by Nepalese Army Division Commander Karbendra Bikram Limbu and was handed over to Namka Gaunpalika Chief Bishnu Lama. There can be no other way better than constructing a helipad for providing service to the critical cases that are need to be referred to Kathmandu or other major hospitals of the country. The primary objective to build it was the same and people looked forward to quick transfer of the seriously ill patients to Kathmandu. Thus this helipad could only come to existence after the local people extended their helping hands for its construction.
Presently, thousands of Indian tourists travel to Hilsa through Humla, Darchula and Kerung for Mansarover Darshan yearly. Many tourists are unable to enter Hilsa as Mansarover is distant from these entry points and there are no any other options beside air transport. After the construction of new helipad it would make a helicopter operator ease for the rescue and will also fascinate pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar Darshan through Helicopter.
Nepal indeed needs abundant helicopter companies as being one of the most geographical handicapped and on addition, poor road transport facilities that impose people to airlift even their daily supplies to make hand to mouth. It’s so traumatizing if you walk through the dark side where individual surrender his/her life just because one cannot afford to a charter helicopter during medical emergencies. The growing helicopter companies also bring a positive hope to impose decrement in the prevalent high chartered fare so that the needy people can afford it.