Jaipur: If you are postponing your trip to tourist destinations in Rajasthan because of the treacherous road journey, worry no more. From the New Year, you can simply fly to your chosen spot in an Air taxi. Tourists would be provided with Air taxi service between Jaipur and tourist destinations in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur and Kota.
Private companies have lined up in state to ferry passengers on helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts. As many as 16 parking bays have been cleared for the Air taxis at the runway near Terminal 2 of the Sanganer Airport in Jaipur by the airport administration.
When contacted, Jaipur Airport Director RK Singh said, "we have already slotted parking bays for the air taxis from Jaipur to other tourist destinations in the state." According to sources, three companies including UT Air and Kareena have expressed willingness to run the Air taxi service from Jaipur Airport.
While, the helicopters will have a seating capacity of 4-5 passengers, the Fixed Wing Crafts will have space for 12-30 passengers. Once operationalised, air taxis in Rajasthan, will offer packages as per the duration ranging from one hour to two hours depending on requirements of tourists.
After the allotment of parking bays the concerned companies are importing small copters and aircrafts to start the services.
Singh further said the three companies are in final stages of getting permission from the Civil Aviation administrators of the country to import aircrafts and copters for operating the tourist service.