Now travel from Shimla to Chandigarh in just 20 minutes on heli-taxi

It will now take just 20 minutes to travel from Shimla to Chandigarh on a heli-taxi flagged off by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today.

Published: 04th June 2018 10:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2018 10:04 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SHIMLA: It will now take just 20 minutes to travel from Shimla to Chandigarh on a heli-taxi flagged off by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today.

Thakur launched the service from the Jubbar-hatti airport, 22 km from here.

It will be operated on Mondays and Fridays.

The Shimla-Chandigarh heli-taxi will take off at 8 am.

The return flight will take to the air at 9 am.

The fare has been fixed at Rs 2,999.

Operated by Pawan Hans, the service will reduce the travel time from 4 hours to just 20 minutes.

The tickets can be purchased online from the Pawan Hans website, while a special counter has also been set up at the airport for this purpose.

Thakur said the services would be extended to Manali and Rohtang Pass.

The possibility of starting heli-taxi joy rides for Shikari Devi, Dharamshala, Chamba etc. would also be explored, he said.

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