Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has joined hands with Pawan Hans and soon the Helicopter Tours in Mumbai will begin. It is said that the first tour will commence on Jan 7, 2016. According to reports, MTDC signed MoU with Pawan Hans and has decided to operate the flights from Juhu Airport. The helicopter will be kept away from interfering with air traffic from and to Mumbai by restricting the flying trail to the city’s west side.
According to Paraag Jain Nainuttia, IAS, MD of MTDC, initially two choppers will be assigned for the service for Mumbai Darshan. Jain stated that idea of MTDC is to provide a thrilling experience to the tourists and boost potential tourism in the state. He further stated that MTDC will later extend tours to south Mumbai and to other destinations of Maharashtra like Matheran, Murud-Janjira, Aurangabad (Ajanta-Ellora), Nashik, Shirdi, Konkan beaches and Tadoba forest near Nagpur. Bookings of the Helicopter Tour can be made at Pawan Hans’s reservation number 022 2626 1700 or at MTDC reservation office. Please note that government issued photo identity will be required to make the bookings.
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