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Indias first ever Heli-taxi service launched by - Bangalore

Bengaluru has launched a helicopter taxi service from its International airport
(Kempegowda International Airport, KIA) to Electronics city, thereby becomes the first
city in the country to do so.
It's main aim is to ease the commuting process for people in the city, beat the citys
extreme traffic scene and save their precious time.
The Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, while inaugurating the
service on 4th August 2017, said, we hope that Bengaluru will be leading the way for
other cities to adopt such services. In Sao Paulo, Brazil which is a city similar to the size
of Bengaluru, there are 300 helicopters operating as heli-taxis.
Sinha stated that with the implementation of this service, travel will be seamless and
there will be no need to fight traffic.
He further appealed to the operators to fix the price in such a way that it is competitive
with air-conditioned road taxis.
Important Highlights
The service, operated by Thumby Aviation Private Limited, is expected to start within
three months.
The operations would be taking off with one helicopter initially, Bell 407 chopper that
has the capacity to seat 6 passengers.
The services will be operated between KIA and Karnatakas software hub Electronics city
in the first phase only, which will have a heliport soon enough.