New Delhi: Adding another attraction to its tourism bucket, the national capital is all set to lure people by offering them the opportunity to take a glance of Delhi from the top, literally. Delhi government’s Tourism Department in a joint venture with Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) has decided to start a project which will enable you to book a chopper ride and seek an aerial view of Delhi.

In the board meeting convened by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) on Wednesday, the draft prepared for this novel project was given the go ahead. It was also decided that MoU between the organisations will be signed by this week itself.

“This project will promote tourism in Delhi and nearby areas and provide a less expensive option for common people,” said DTTDC Managing Director GG Saxena.

As per sources, the blueprint of the project has been prepared by the officials of Pawan Hans and the company will also be responsible for taking air clearance from the Defense Ministry and making different travel packages. The Delhi government’s Tourism Department will provide information related to tickets and travel.

Tickets will be provided at places like Dilli Haat.

Primary packages include 15-30 minutes travel in Delhi. Apart from this, Akshardham, Bahai temple, Lal Qila, Qutub Minar and other prominent places can also be viewed through helicopter.

The plan also includes providing air ambulance services within Delhi and development of more helipads.

JPN/Bureau