Friday, June 30, 2023

Chopper services to start between Agra, Mathura after cabinet approval

The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department is set to launch helicopter services between Agra and Mathura after receiving approval from the state cabinet to lease the city's heliports to Rajas Aerosports and Adventures Private Limited under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

According to a senior official of the government, helicopter services will operate from the newly built heliport in the Etmadpur sub-division of Agra to Mathura's Goverdhan, where another heliport is under construction.

Earlier, at least five chopper operating companies participated in the tendering process to start services between Agra and Mathura, out of which Rajas Aerosports and Adventures Private Limited was selected to provide helicopter services between the two cities.

Speaking to India Today on the start of the helicopter services, senior government official in Uttar Pradesh's Tourism Department, Avinash Chandra Mishra said, "Rajas Aerosports and Adventure will have to get approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), civil aviation body of the union government, following which the company can start services between Agra and Mathura.

30/06/2023 Siraj Qureshi/India Today

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