In a new initiative, state-run helicopter firm Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd (PHHL) is planning to connect Delhi with neighboring cities like Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan through chopper services for tourism and medical emergencies.
While Vrindavan and Mathura top the list of cities to be connected with the capital in keeping with high religious tourism potential, Agra, Muzaffarnagar and Meerut too are being considered by the PHHL for chopper connectivity, an official spokesperson said. A technical team of the helicopter firm has already visited Vrindavan and Mathura in the last few days and held discussions with local administration on issues like helipad sites, security and passenger facilitation.
Discussions with the Uttar Pradesh government for necessary support would be held soon, the spokesperson said. Survey and feasibility studies of chopper operations to Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Mathura and Agra are also being planned, he said.
The PHHL is planning to provide the seamless air connectivity between Delhi and neighboring towns, not only to promote tourism, but also facilitate carriage of critical patients to multi-specialty hospitals in the capital, he said.