India's 1st helicopter taxi service launched in Bengaluru

India has got its first helicopter taxi service. The service has been launched in Bengaluru.

The helicopter taxi service will be used to fly passengers from Kempegowda International Airport to Electronic City.

At present, the distance takes around two hours to cover by road. The helicopter taxi will take 15 minutes and save commuters' a lot of time.

One helicopter will seat a maximum of six people, apart from the pilot. The taxi can be hired at a cost of ₹3,500 plus GST.

There are two taxi helicopters available. The company, Thumby Aviation will manage both.

The helicopters will soon be available for a run to HAL Airport as well.

More helicopters and destinations may be added to the taxi fleet, after approvals from civil aviation authorities.

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