Pawan Hans to operate its heli-tourism services

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority has decided to invite Pawan Hans Limited to operate its helicopter services as part of heli-tourism.

The Bhogapuram International Airport Company will coordinate with Pawan-Hans and its CEO has sought the details of tourist areas to which heli-tourisms is proposed said VUDA Vice-Chairman T.Baburao Naidu. He said that two packages are proposed form helipads provided at VUDA Park.

The VUDA VC said that a notice of cancellation order was issued to the agency as it has failed to show any progress. An MoU was singed in August to operate the heli-tourism trips one covering Kalasagiri to Bheemunipatnam and another to the agency areas like Araku, Subsequently, VUDA has developed two helipads and the MoU stipulated a payment of Rs.50,000 a month to the urban development authority for using the facilities. The heli-tourism packages were proposed to start from last Dasara when the MoU was signed.

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