Tribal Development Department Spokesman said that helicopter is conducting regular sorties in the Tribal areas from 5th January 2011 onwards. He added that 219 sorties have been conducted till date that air lifts 3921 persons.

He said that as many as 219 sorties were undertaken since 27th April, 2011, between Lahaul-Bhunter, Bhunter-Pangi and Bhunter-spiti besides, more flights were conducted from 23rd April, 2011 between SASE (Manali helipad), Sisu and Manali to facilitate the people.

Fourteen flights between SASE-Sisu-SASE will conduct on 28th April, 2011 out of which first three flights will undertake for stingri, the next three will carry the passengers to Sisu, and the seventh and eighth flight for Udaipur, and similarly the next in sequential order would be for Barring, Tingrit, Jispa, and Tandi.