MTDC and Pawan Hans offer helicopter tours of Mumbai

first_imgA MoU has been signed between the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Pawan Hans to provide city tours on a helicopter for tourists. The new Heli-Tours commenced its service from January 7, 2016.The helicopters would take off from Juhu airport and fly northwards, keeping to the city’s western side to avoid interfering with air traffic to/from Mumbai airport. The base fare of approximate Rs 320 per minute excluding taxes has been arrived at between the state government and Pawan Hans, with a 10 minute inaugural launch ride to cost about Rs 3200, per person.Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, IAS, MD of MTDC, said, “Initially two choppers will be in service for Mumbai Darshan. The idea is to provide an enthralling experience to the tourists and boost potential tourism in the state. Gradually, we will shift rides and tours to south Mumbai and then to Matheran, Murud-Janjira, Aurangabad (Ajanta-Ellora), Nashik, Shirdi, Konkan beaches and Tadoba forest near Nagpur.”last_img

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