National Defence Bureau,
Bengaluru, 22 February 2019
HAL signed an MoU with CPWD for the execution of the stage 2 works of Infrastructure development works at its Green Field Helicopter factory in Tumakuru at the on-going Aero India here today.
The MoU was signed by GVS Bhaskar, Chief Executive Officer, Helicopter Complex and Rajesh Jain, Chief Project Manager (CPM), HAL project zone, CPWD in the presence of R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
The stage 2 works include development of infrastructure for structural assembly and equipping of helicopters at Tumakuru. The project will be executed in a phased manner.
V Natarajan, ED Helicopter Division, Ambuvelan, GM, Helicopter Division, RK Soni, ADG, CPWD, SN Rai, CE, CPWD were present on the occasion.
About Tumakuru Plant: The new Helicopter factory coming up in a 615 acres green field campus that would be fully self-sufficient for manufacturing full range of helicopters from 3 ton to 12 tons category and shall comprise of state of the art manufacturing, structural assembly, final assembly-line facilities, heli-runway, aerodrome, residential township for the staff, recreational facilities, a well-equipped training and development centre, etc
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