Indians take to the skies as traffic-congested roads drive up travel times
Updated : June 15, 2018 10:40 PM IST
In the second leg of this initiative, the government introduced one more service from Manali to Rohtang, a cumbersome journey of many hours by road. The journey can know be completed well within 15 mins for tourists, to explore the untapped destinations in the state, for a fee of Rs 2,999 per passenger.
The heli-taxi service, operated by Thumby Aviation between the two extreme ends of the city started in March 2018, and have done about 500 shuttles between the IT hub of the city and the airport with numbers overwhelmingly increasing.
Kitty Hawk, a company co-funded by Google’s co-founder Larry Page and led by chief executive officer Sebastian Thurn, have built a 250-pound vehicle that resembles a cross between a drone and a pontoon plane.
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