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Major News and Events of 24 October 2017

What Happened on 24 October 2017

Fighter jets, aircraft touch down on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

According to officials of the Road and Transport Ministry, 12 highways have been cleared for similar landing operations. These strips would be used in case of emergencies such as disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, as well as in situations of war or conflict.

The Indian Air Force for the first time landed and took off around 20 aircraft on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

This exercise took place on the stretch near Bangarmau in Unnao district, about 65 km from Lucknow. Traffic has been restricted in the area.

Jammu to Doda helicopter service commences operation

The much-awaited helicopter service between Jammu and Doda has flagged off by the Doda MLA Shakti Raj Parihar.

The helicopter service will connect mountainous Doda area with rest of state by air. The chopper shall operate twice a week every Tuesday and Friday.

The one way fare has been fixed at Rs 2500. Doda is one of the remotest districts of Jammu and Kashmir and remains cut off due to snowfall and landslide triggered in monsoon season. The persons flying from Jammu to Doda can get tickets from the office of Deputy Director Tourism, Residency Road, Jammu, who is Nodal Officer for Pawan Hans Services

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