VIJAYAWADA: Helicopter services are likely to be available from Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada to Rajahmundry, the venue for Godavari Maha Pushkarams, once Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) gives its consent to Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials at Gannavaram Airport.
On Monday, PHHL had submitted an expression of interest to operate helicopter services from Vijayawada to Rajahmundry and back for the duration of Godavari Pushkarams. The decision, it is learnt, was taken in view of the abnormal rush for both bus and train services. If helicopter services are launched, it could prove convenient to those coming from other countries to reach Rajahmundry without much trouble.
Speaking to Express, Gannavaram Airport director M Raj Kishore said in the Expression of Interest, it has been proposed to operate two helicopters of different seating capacity. “We will know complete details after they give consent. All they had asked till now is whether Vijayawada Airport has needed infrastructure to operate helicopter services and we informed that necessary facilities are in place and chopper services can be operated,” he informed.