Heli taxi service begins in Mandi

Tribune News Service

Mandi, December 9

Heli taxi service has started in Mandi district today. On the first day of the service, heli taxi took off from Shimla for Mandi-Dharamsala. Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania and Bodh Raj Chandel boarded as passengers from Shimla in the heli taxi and landed at Kangnidhar helipad in Mandi around 10:15 am.

From Mandi, two passengers Tanuja Sharma and Daya Sharma boarded the flight for Dharamsala. The taxi has 11 passenger seats, apart from two pilots.

Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania said that efforts were being made to connect every city of Himachal with heli taxi service under UDAN III scheme so that common people can benefit from air connectivity.

"So far Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Mandi and Dharamsala cities have been provided this facility. Efforts are being made to add more cities to the list. All this has become possible due to the vision of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur," he added.

Pathania said that fare being economical under UDAN scheme, air travel was within the reach of the common man. Now the air connectivity will be available in Mandi six days a week. It is a matter of great convenience and happiness for the residents of Mandi, the minister said.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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