Mumbaikars could finally take a sigh of relief as the financial capital of India may soon catch the country's first regular helicopter service. Presently, the Government is examining the possibility of starting a regular helicopter service between Mumbai and Pune.
The state-run Pawan Hans would be launching the service to make flying between the two cities reasonable since airline fares are pretty high in this short route at present. A team of officials from DGCA and Pawan Hans will be in the city this week to examine the viability of the chopper service and also to explore a site for a heliport in south Mumbai. Pawan Hans has planned to build a heliport in the sea which would be the first for India.
A senior official told that there can be a regular service from south Mumbai heliport to CSIA, which takes about 2-hours from here. As the second airport is planned to be built in Navi Mumbai, there is actually a call for chopper connection.