The Telangana Government today kick-started Heli-Tourism at Necklace Road in the State capital Hyderabad as part of its pursuit to make Hyderabad a global tourism destination. IT and Municipal Administration Minister K Taraka Rama Rao began the Heli Tourism formally amid much enthusiasm and gusto even as many onlookers cheered to the first helicopter that took off for a joy ride. Tourism Minister A Chandulal, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Tourism Corporation Chairman Pervaram Ramulu and Secretary B Venkatesham and others were present.

The Heli Tourism will sure cater to the needs of the people, who want to see the twin cities from the blue skies. It is a historic event that everyone will welcome, he said and called upon the people to take a joy ride. The joy ride is being availed for Rs 3,449 per head. Telangana Tourism and Indi-well Aviation Center have jointly taken up this program to have a glimpse of historical monuments and structures in the city, including Golconda, Charminar, Salarjung Museum and many others.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister expressed happiness over the new facility. KTR appreciated the Telangana Tourism department for its efforts to begin the much anticipated Heli Tourism. “Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was striving to make the city comprising about one crore population, to be a global destination with all facilities. Indeed the Heli-Tourism will attract more air travelers. Each time four persons can take the ride on the city skies and the helicopter will make at least 10 to 15 sorties every day”, he added.

After launching the historic event of sorts, the KTR said the new facility will help the people. Chandulal said it is good day to see that the international level facility is available to the people in the city. He exhorted the people to enjoy the joy ride through the Heli Tourism that is available in most of the worldly nations.