New Delhi: Delhi is set to get its first heliport outside the Palam airport area in the northern suburbs of Rohini.
The heliport, which has received in-principle approval from the environment ministry, is likely to come up on 25 acres of barren land in Rohini, a few kilometers away from the Rithala metro station.
The proposal, mooted by the civil aviation ministry, will cost Rs64 crore.
''The heliport is already approved under the Master Plan of Delhi and the environment ministry's approval is required,'' the civil aviation ministry said, adding it will be used for civil as well as military purposes.
The proposed heliport will provide sufficient facilities for a sizeable numbers of passengers, including a terminal building built over 2000 square meters, with scope for further expansion, as also parking facilities for over 100 passenger cars.
''It will have all facilities that a small heliport requires,'' an official said.
If the project moves apace, Delhi will have an alternate heliport sometime in the next two to three years.