The VUDA (Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority) is planning Heli-tourism services to explore to Araku valley as the initial response is not reached withstanding. The trail run of chopper to the Araku valley will be conducted on around Sankranti Festival days. VUDA had already collected the GPS coordinates which is required for the Copper ride. A helipad is already takes place at near the Araku valley for any emergency if needed.
VUDA is exploring all the chances for making this project success. In other hand, an air ambulance during medical emergencies will be take place if disaster activities occurs and also providing cater according to the people for the point-to-point, inter and intra state requirements.
And also it was great to know about the Heli-tourism had involved in rescue operation at Kailasapuram to Simhachalam hill range Seethammadhara boarder for rescuing sex youngesters who got lost on the Trekking about 10 days back. Vuda vice-chairman P Basanth Kumar and V Bhavani Shankar, the chief urban planner also involved in the rescue operation.
Vuda had planned for several enquiries on chopper services utilizing for private programs in the city. “As Araku is frequented by tourists throughout the year, we want to expand heli-tourism services to the valley,” said by the VUDA official.
Vuda is giving offers for joy rides in “Rushikonda helipad” from December 29 while at the same time with the Visakha Utsav.
According to times of India news, 10-minute chopper ride with the price of Rs 2,500 had a restraining effect in the general public. And also this can be lack of enough publicity can play as a role to get the response from the public.