Saturday, July 07, 2018

Heli taxis to connect more Himachal towns

Shimla: The government has decided to appoint an aviation consultant as talks will be held with 18 operators, who have evinced keen interest in providing the services in more areas.
The state government is in the process of appointing an aviation consultant who will prepare the roadmap for the expansion of air connectivity. It is being felt that good air connectivity in the form of heli-taxi service and regular flights connecting the main tourist towns of Manali, Dharamsala, Dalhousie and Shimla is a prerequisite for tourism promotion.
The government’s invite has evoked good response and 18 operators have expressed interest. A meeting will be held with these operators on July 20 to examine their proposals and its technical and economic feasibility.
07/07/18 Pratibha Chauhan/Tribune