Nitish Kumar's Chopper Makes Emergency Landing In Bihar's Gaya Due To Bad Weather

Nitish Kumar was on a scheduled aerial survey of drought-hit areas in Aurangabad, Jehanabad and Gaya when his helicopter had to make emergency landing.

Nitish Kumar's Chopper Makes Emergency Landing In Bihar's Gaya Due To Bad Weather

Nitish Kumar took the road route to reach Patna from Gaya, police said. (File)

Gaya/Patna:

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's helicopter made an emergency landing in Gaya on Friday because of bad weather conditions, a senior police officer said.

Mr Kumar was on a scheduled aerial survey of drought-hit areas in Aurangabad, Jehanabad and Gaya districts.

"While returning to Patna, the pilot of the helicopter executed an emergency landing at Gaya International airport due to bad weather conditions,” Vinay Kumar, Inspector General (IG) of Police, Magadh range, told reporters in Gaya.

As the weather conditions did not improve, the Chief Minster took the road route to reach Patna, he said.

Several parts of Bihar have been staring at a drought-like situation due to scanty rainfall.

In July, Mr Kumar had said that the government was keeping an eye on the monsoon progress and would start taking steps if rains continued to elude Bihar.

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