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Madhya Pradesh to launch chopper services for tourists

TNN Might 20, 2012, 05. 29AM IST

BHOPAL: After braiding up with Ventura and launching intra-state charter air support with small planes, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Corporation (MPTC) is planning to join fingers with Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) to kick off chopper service in the massive state.

“We have successfully launched air-connectivity between from Bhopal in order to Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Rewa and Khajuraho and now looking forward to tie up with PHHL to begin helicopter service, ” MPTC chairman Mohan Yadav said.

Right now Ventura Air-connect is flying single motor nine-seater in Madhya Pradesh.

“If all of the goes well, we plan to station choppers in the state capital, Indore and other places and fly tourists in order to tiger reserves, famous Pachmarhi hill station and other destinations, ” MPTC general manager R P Chauhan said.

Jammu plus Kashmir government is already airlifting the passengers with the help of helicopters to promote religious tourism, he added.

Chauhan said that they were in contact with PHHL and trying hard to start the chopper facility, adding that it would be a huge strike if shaped properly.

“Tourists love to discover tiger and MP’s recreational areas are having the striped animal in abundance. Even the industrialists would be attracted towards the state, ” he said.

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