Published On: Thu, Dec 31st, 2015

MTDC and Pawan Hans signs MoU for tourists to enjoy city tour on the chopper

safe_imageMumbai: Tourists will soon be able to enjoy a stunning spectacular aerial view, watch the unique cityscape and glare at the most lively city, as the State Government launches “Mumbai Darshan” helicopter flights from January 7, 2016.

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Pawan Hans signed an agreement to this effect in the presence of Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis.

The helicopter flights will take off from Juhu airport and fly north, keeping to the city’s west so as not to interfere with air traffic to/from Mumbai airport. The base formula of approximate Rs 320 per minute excluding taxes has been arrived at between the State Government and Pawan Hans. A 10 minute inaugural launch ride will cost about Rs 3200, per person.

Shri. Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, IAS, Managing Director, MTDC at the launch said, “Initially two choppers will be in service for Mumbai Darshan. Mumbai has the most amazing skyline, an impressive and breath- taking view. There are many tourists’ spots, which look outstanding from an aerial view. The idea is to provide an enthralling experience to the tourists and boost potential tourism in state. Gradually, we will shift rides and tours to south Mumbai and then to Matheran, Murud-Janjira, Aurangabad (Ajanta-Ellora), Nashik, Shirdi, Konkan beaches and Tadoba forest near Nagpur”.

The special Mumbai Darshan tour via helicopter focuses more on tourists who have less time in hand to explore and want a quick glimpse of Mumbai.

Bookings can be made at Pawan Hans’s reservation number 022 2626 1700 or at MTDC reservation office. Government issued photo identity will be required to make the booking.

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