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Chief Minister to inaugurate heli-tourism on Saturday

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate heli-tourism that will bring a twin engine National helicopter carrier Pawan Hans on Saturday.

Pawan Hans will also operate the tourism trips from December 28 when Visakha Utsav opens. VUDA is confident that it will be able to ready a good, heliport by the Utsav time. VUDA Vice Chairman P.Basant Kumar discussed the extension of licence for the inaugural sortie with Naval authorities.

After the inaugural, the regular heli-tourism is likely to begin from December 28 coinciding with the Visakha Utsav, said VUDA Vice Chairman. Pawan Hans has already identified a single engine Bell chopper for heli-tourism operations in the city. The inaugural will be done by the Chief Minister from VUDA Park where a heli-pad and other infrastructure has been readied by VUDA. He said that though no permissions are required for tourism purpose, with Visakhapatnam having a defence airport, DGCA approvals are required.