TAMENGLONG, Jan 12
To further strengthen the safety measures at helipad, DIG, 22 Sector Assam Rifles on Wednesday inaugurated the Rani Gaidinliu Open Air Lounge at Tamenglong.
The lounge was constructed by 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 22 Sector AR/ IGAR (East) with basic facilities for passengers to wait for boarding/deboarding the helicopter, said a statement of PIB Defence Wing.
It may be mentioned that Tamenglong town is connected to Imphal by a civil helicopter service with helipad within the 44 AR Camp. The passengers didn’t have any safe waiting area away from the helipad, making the presence of vehicles and passengers dangerously close to the helipad.
The structure is a concentric semi circular structure with outer rectangular flower beds supported by local bamboo craft as boundary wall. The central arena has three semi circular beds including an inner raised semi circle with the name of Rani Gaidinliu inscribed on it depicting the bravery and valour of this soil as Veerta Chakra.