Helipad service started for devotees going to Kedarnath

It is now even more comfortable for pilgrims coming to Uttarakhand to reach Kedarnath Dham. Helipad service for devotees going to Kedarnath Dham has started from Friday. Helipad service, which had been stalled for a long time due to the COVID 19 pandemic, has now started at three places which are Gupt Kashi, Sirsi and Fata helipad for Kedarnath Dham. Earlier, all the three helipads were inspected by the DGCA team in which the security arrangements and facilities made for the passengers were reviewed.

Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Authority (Yucada) has started online booking of heli tickets. Seven aviation companies are operating helipad services from Sirsi, Phata, Gupt Kashi in which Aero Air Craft from Guptkashi to Kedarnath, Pawan Hans for Fata to Kedarnath, Thambi Aviation, Pinnacle Air, Chipson Aviation and Ketral Aviation to Kedarnath from Sirsi, Himalayan Heli and Arrow Air Craft are being served.

The fare per passenger is Rs. 7750 from Guptkashi, Rs. 4720 from FATA and Rs. 4680 from Sirsi.

Tourism Secretary Dilip Javalkar said, “After Unlock 5, pilgrims’ enthusiasm for Chardham Yatra is steadily increasing. The number of tourists in the state has increased considerably due to the exemption given in the Covid Report and Quarantine to tourists in Unlock 5.

To promote tourism and pilgrimage in the state, every possible effort is being made by the state government. Devotees and tourists coming need to take care of social distancing.

 

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