Udaipur Tourism gets new wings, Helicopter Joy Ride begins
The helicopter joy ride a concept brought to Udaipur to encourage its tourism was inaugurated on Tuesday morning by the Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria.
The helicopter joy ride a concept brought to Udaipur to encourage its tourism was inaugurated on Tuesday morning by the Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria. But the fate of this service will depend on its popularity as the high fare and restriction on Photo Cameras are raised objections by the tourists even on its first day.
The joy ride service has been started by the Mewar Helicopter Services on Tuesday morning. Their six-seater helicopter on its 15 minute ride will fly above all the prominent tourist destinations as well as lakes of the city.
On this occasion Home Minister Kataria announced the names of duo that won a lucky draw that were later awarded with a free of cost 15 minute ride in the helicopter. Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari, Prince Lakhshyaraj Singh Mewar also enjoyed the inaugural ride of the helicopter.
As per Captain Vikrant of the Mewar Helicopter services they already have booked 460 joy rides till now but on the other hand people are losing interest as they say that the head office, situated at Surajpol has allegedly displayed Rs. 1900 on the board outside as the fare whereas the company is charging Rs. 4200 which is a huge amount.
Moreover some of the passengers who went to the Airport on Tuesday to enjoy the aerial view of the city in the helicopter got upset over restriction of using camera above due to security measures.
On the other hand some of the residents of the city are finding the ride a source of noise pollution and claiming that it is disturbing the peace of the city and will also adversely affect the tourism in future.