Bengaluru :Karnataka government has announced that HAL Heritage Center & Aerospace Museum here will now be counted as one of Karnataka’s tourism spots, state-run aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited today said.
HAL Heritage Center & Aerospace Museum will now be counted as one of Karnataka’s tourism spots and therefore will stand as tourist landmark in Bengaluru, R V Deshpande, state’s Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries and Tourism was quoted as saying by the company in a release.
Deshpande made the announcement at an event where Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Minister of State for Defence, opened HAL’s upgraded Heritage Center and unveiled HAL Platinum Jubilee Plaque.
Appreciating HAL for its efforts in preserving the rich heritage of the country’s aviation history Singh said the company is one of the pillars of strength on which India depends for its defence needs.
He also digitally inaugurated HAL’s upgraded Heritage Centers and Aerospace Museum at Koraput (Odisha), Korwa (UP) and Nashik (Maharashtra).
HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju said more airplane models would be added to the museum which has seen renovation.
Situated at Old HAL Airport Road in the city, the first of its kind aero-museum was established in 2001 and is spread over 10 acres.
The museum houses rare photos from 1940s, aircraft models that take the visitors on an exciting journey through the heritage of aerospace & aviation industry in India, HAL said.