HeliTaxii Service now in Bengaluru

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The heavy traffic en route the Kempegowda International Airport is something every passenger dreads. But all thanks to the HeliTaxii Service introduced by Kochi based Thumby Aviation, relief is in store for passengers.

The helicopter taxi services aim to ferry passengers between Kempegowda International Airport and the Electronic City within 15 minutes, a fry cry from the previous 3 hour ride to the Airport.

The HeliTaxii service due to be launched on February 21 will initially have only 2 Bell 407 choppers. These choppers are capable of carrying either 6 or 13 passenger. While one chopper ferries passengers, the second will remain on standby.

The HeliTaxii service is linked to 90 helipads across the silicon city, but as of now, clearance for operational purpose has been given to one helipad on Residency Road.

Passengers will be chauffeured from the Airport terminal to the helipad or vice-versa in a car.

The prices however could be a major factor in determining the success of this initiative. The services of this 15 minute ride have been priced at Rs 3500 + taxes for each passenger travelling between Electronic City and Kempegowda International Airport.

Not just within Bengaluru, Helicopter services will be extended to other parts of Karnataka.

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Parking Charges at Airports suspended

National News

Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India has decided to suspend the collection of parking charges levied at all the airports till the midnight of 21 November 2016.

“This has been done in order to facilitate the smooth movement of passengers,”   the ministry said in a statement issued to the press.


It may be noted that earlier today the government had extended the suspension of the fee collection at all the toll plazas on National Highways till November 18.

Indian Railways has assured that it will accept the demonetised currency notes with respect to payments for ticketing and catering purposes until the 24 November 2016.