Monday, June 19, 2017

Fresh MoU to be signed for Visakhapatnam heli-tourism project

Visakhapatnam: The much-delayed heli-tourism project proposed in the Port City seems to have taken wings as the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA)  is chalking out plans to revisit the MoU signed with Sky Choppers Logistics Private Limited (SCLPL) for operating the services.
Though the VUDA signed the pact with SCLPL in 2016 to launch the project from October last, the plan didn’t materialise for various reasons.

As per the pact, the private firm was supposed to operate the heli-tourism services from VUDA Park to Kailasagiri, VUDA Park to Bheemili as well as VUDA Park to Araku Valley. Besides, the agency also had planned to operate seaplanes between Vijayawada and Kakinada and Vijayawada and Vizag, landing near Mangamaripeta region for which the works did not take off.

According to sources, then the VUDA had almost cancelled the agreement and was trying to rope in public sector helicopter carrier Pawan Hans for the project.

For the purpose, the VUDA has also constructed a helipad and three rest-rooms at the VUDA Park.

19/06/17 New Indian Express