Shimla: Director, Tourism Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Arun Sharma today said that the state government has reached an agreement to provide heli taxi services in the state to high end tourists.
He said three heli taxi operators, Simm Samm Airways, Shiva Heli Services and Mesco Airlines will soon operate taxi services in the state.
He said that Simm Samm Airways Pvt. Ltd. had proposed to operate between Kullu-Manali-Koksar, Manali-Sissu-Manali-Tandi(DIET), Tandi-Udaipur, Udaipur-Killar.
Shiva Heli Services would operate between Manali-Bhuntar-Manali, Manali-Rohtang Pass-Manali, Manali Valley Ferry (Joyride) from SASE base.
MESCO Airlines has proposed to operate between Shimla – Chandigarh Airport, Chandigarh Airport- Dharamsala (Police Ground), Shimla -Kullu Airport, Kullu Airport – Tandi (DIET), Tandi (DIET) – Udaipur, Udaipur – Killar, Killar – Udaipur, Udaipur – Tandi (DIET), Tandi (DIET) – Kullu Airport, Shimla – Tabo, Shimla – Kaza, Tabo – Kaza, Kaza – Tabo and Shimla – Reckong Peo sectors.
He said that base of Heli taxi operators would be at Annadale Helipad Shimla and Manali simultaneously. He further added that ticketing would be done by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) from their offices/hotels within and outside the state.