Very soon heli tourism enthusiasts can book the tickets for their aerial adventures on the IRCTC website. In a bid to promote helicopter tourism in the country, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Asia's largest aviation company Pawan Hans have signed an MoU that would allow tourists to book tickets through IRCTC website.
This is a unique coming together of a PSU of the Civil Aviation Ministry and a railways PSU. Soon, both the parties will identify the areas of cooperation and draw up detailed projects to promote 'heli tourism' in India by selling tickets for regular and chartered helicopter services and joy rides on the IRCTC portal.
Apart from the heli bookings, the MoU also allows marketing and cross selling of various products and services through both physical outlets and websites. Even handling of various catering and hospitality outlets and budget hotels will be hassle free.