Vizag heli-tourism services to be relaunched in December

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The VMRDA (Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority) officials will be relaunching the services of heli-tourism in Vizag. Expected to make a return to the city on 28 December, the relaunch will be coinciding with Visakha Utsav.

The services are expected to extend up to 16 January and the advance booking for the same can be made from 14 November, it has been reported.

After operating from a helipad at VUDA park for a few days, the officials had also constructed a permanent helipad at Rushikonda.

The heli-tourism services were launched by Pawan Hans along with the government of Andhra Pradesh. While the pilot project was flagged off by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in December last year, the services had to be withdrawn soon with the public evincing a lukewarm response. Despite getting off to a good start, heli-tourism fizzled out with many individuals citing the fee to be on the higher end. The VMRDA officials, however, defended the pricing saying that a lower price would not make the project financially viable.

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