WB govt plans chopper joyride over hills

With the Hills on the boil owing to the agitation for Gorkhaland, the government has come up with a face-saver. It is planning to introduce a joyride on helicopter over Dooars and Darjeeling during Puja instead of starting chopper services between Badogra and Darjeeling.

“The way the situation in Darjeeling is escalating tourists might not show an interest to visit the hills this puja. Under such circumstances, we have the option of introducing a joyride from Bagdogra that would provide tourists with an aerial view of Dooars and the hills. We will be forwarding our proposal to Pawan Hans soon,” said tourism minister Krishnendu Narayan Choudhuri.

According to the earlier plans, the state tourism department was trying to convince Pawan Hans officials to introduce chopper services between Bagdogra-Darjeeling before the pujas. 

Full report here Hindustan Times


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