Pawan Hans, the government-owned helicopter operator, is offering a new offer to see the megacity of Delhi from the skies. Called Delhi Darshan, the rides will begin from next month. Each ten-minute sortie will cost Rs 2,499 per person. A 20-minute sortie will cost Rs 4,999. The new service will also help in turning around Pawan Hans’ fortunes. People will also enjoy the beautiful skyline of the capital city.
The firm’s Chairman and Managing Director, B P Sharma, had declared that the services would be rolled out soon at the inauguration ceremonyof the first heliport in north Delhi’s Rohini area. Mr. Sharma had announced that these services would start from April 1.
Sharma said,”Pawan Hans is commencing helicopter ride and helicopter Delhi Darshan from its state-of-the-art integrated Rohini Heliport.Initially, the helicopter ride/Delhi Darshan is planned for March 25-26. Further, regular helicopter ride/Delhi Darshan is commencing from April 1 onwards.” He was quoted by several media outlets.
Besides the obvious aspect of enhancingtourism, the move will also aid in providing better emergency services and promoting public safety. Helicopters are a rarity in India and it is imperative that the convenience of the chopper is introduced.
Passengers can take both the helicopter ride as well as an aerial tour of the city by Pawan Hans helicopters. Aerial views of some of the most iconic locations in Delhi will also be accessible. Ordinary people can take the tour of such famous destinations like Pritam Pura Tower, Majnu Ka Tila, Akshardham Temple, Red Fort, Rajghat, and other surrounding areas in exchange of Rs 4,999 for 20 minutes. The entire tour has been christened Delhi Darshan.
The new Rohini heliport has been built at a cost of Rs 100 crores. Spread over an area of 25 acres, the new Rohini heliport is spread over an area of 25 acres and consists of a terminal building with a capacity for 150 passengers. The heliport has four hangars each of which can park 16 helicopters. There are also nine parking bays. The Rohini heliport also has maintenance, repair, and overhaul (abbreviated as MRO) facility for the maintenance of Pawan Hans’ fleet as well as for third-party maintenancework.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju expressed confidence that the new project would be a success.