Chandigarh to Shimla in just 20 minutes via new heli-taxi service

With the launch of heli-taxi service, the travel distance between Shimla and Chandigarh is reduced to 20 minutes from four hours.

This service was launched by the state government in association with helicopter service operator Pawan Hans Ltd.

Each journey will have 19 passengers on board with a minimum fare of Rs 2,999 per person. Initially, it will ply twice a week, Monday and Friday.

The helicopter will take off from Shimla’s airport at Jubbarhatti at 8 a.m. and reach the Chandigarh International Airport at 8.20 a.m. and return flight from Chandigarh to Shimla, the flight will take off at 9 a.m and reach Shimla at 9.20 a.m.

The first service was flagged from Shimla and this would boost tourism industry in the state, said Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur.

The government is also mulling to start heli-taxi service between Chandigarh and Manali and sortie service from Manali to the majestic Rohtang Pass.

Tourism industry is hopeful that this service will attract high-end tourists, especially foreigners and business travelers.

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