In an endeavor to boost Rajasthan tourism, the state government is planning to launch a new air taxi service.
“The proposal has been given approval by the chief minister and we are almost ready to operate our two state planes for the air taxi services”, says Kishan Singh Verma, Director, Civil Aviation, Rajasthan Government.
The fare distribution has been set as Rs 50,000 per hour for the five seater plane and Rs 70,000 per hour for the seven seater aircraft. In addition, theer will be other applicable charges for night hold, extension of ATC watch hour, (ground) handling.
The minimum booking time is 2 hours and will be done jointly by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Civil Aviation Department. Staying in step with the kind of response coming in, the administration may also consider looping in the private agents for bookings at a later stage.
In addition to delivering efficient services to the tourists coming to Rajasthan, air taxi service will also become the state’s most prized attractions, cutting down the travelling time.
“The idea is to boost tourism prospects as well as making a unique facility available in the state. The service would also generate revenue for the government. We are hopeful that it will receive a good response” adds Mr. Verma.
Rajasthan has witnessed a strong growth in tourism over the past years, contributing largely to the economy. The launch of air taxi will not only bring a conventional approach to the state transport, it will also bring a wide global experience and freshness in the tourism.