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The state run Pawan Hans is planning to launch chopper service between Mumbai and Pune.

Mumbai-Pune Chopper Service May Start Soon

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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.

Last Updated: 2008-09-03T11:42:54+05:30

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