Shri Amarnathji Yatra by New Helicopter Service provider
On-line booking from 31st May, 2012
Srinagar (Kashmir), May 29 - M/s Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd. has been awarded the contract for providing Helicopter Service to the Shri Amarnathji pilgrims on Baltal-Panjtarni route in place of M/s Global Vectra Helicorp. Ltd.
Giving details, the Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, disclosed that originally M/s Summit Aviation Pvt. Ltd. and M/s Global Vectra Helicorp. Ltd. were awarded the contract for operating Helicopter services on Baltal-Panjtarni route while M/s Pawan Hans was awarded contract for operating Helicopter service on Pahalgam-Panjtarni route.
However, due to operational difficulties and reported withdrawal of security clearance by DGCA, M/s Global Vectra Helicorp. Ltd. expressed its inability to operate the helicopter service for the forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2012.
Accordingly, the next lowest bidder i.e. M/s Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd. was offered and they have agreed to operate Helicopter service on the same terms and conditions. The one way fare for Baltal-Panjtarni route will continue to be the same i.e. Rs. 1445/- as being charged by the other Operator M/s Summit Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
The CEO also disclosed that On-line booking on the website of M/s Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd. will commence on 31st May, 2012 at 9.00 A.M.
The on-line booking by M/s Summit Aviation Pvt. Ltd. and M/s Pawan Hans had already commenced on 7th May, 2012 as originally announced.