In a boost to the state of Manipur, chief minister N Biren Singh launched the first helicopter service of the state between Imphal and Jiribam at Harinagar Helipad in Jiribam district on Wednesday.

The purpose of this service is to transport passengers and patients from remote areas of the volatile border state.

The helicopter service between Imphal-Jiribam-Imphal by Manipur Heli Service in the state will operate daily except Sunday and public holidays.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Singh led council of ministers flew to Jiribam to launch the service at the newly constructed helipad at Dibong under Jiribam district headquarters, which is 222 km west of Imphal bordering Cachar district of Assam.