Friday, October 09, 2009
Govt asked to furnish chopper details
For over a year now, the civil aviation department of Gujarat has been nervously holding back information on the Rs-42 crore Dauphin N3 helicopter bought two years ago. For the first time last week, during a hearing at the state information commission, it was ordered that information pertaining to the helicopter deal, including contractual agreements and pilot proficiency training be made public. The issue came forth under an RTI application filed by Lt Col D Hingorani, a helicopter pilot employed by Indamar, the company which had the operations and maintenance of Gujarat government's flying machines.
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