Welcome 2020, Goa To Be Blessed With Heli-Tours!
Here comes as an exciting development in the tourism industry of Goa! From 2020 onwards Goa is all set to have a helipad for heli-tours in the state. Recently, the government commissioned the project to a private company for INR 3 crore as the work on the same project is about to begin from October 2019 and shall be completed by October 2020. If reports are to be believed, then the helipad is being built at Ela in Old Goa.
Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism, the work to promote heli-tourism shall be done by GTDC. The Executive Engineer of GTDC, Allan Periera said that the helipad would be constructed in a plot that covers the total area of 20,920 sq kms that belongs to the state tourism department.
Adding to that, he said that the primary work that needs to be carried out is creating a vacuumed de-watered flooring for the helipad, compound wall, hot mixing of the approach road, illumination etc. Although the helipad is owned by the government, it has not been used for a long time and needs severe maintenance.
Ela is an ideal location which is near to Panaji and is already a very famous tourist spot. Some advertisements and marketing gimmicks would be further planned to pull the crowd towards heli-tourism. The launch of helicopter rides shall surely add another feather in the portfolio of the state’s adventure tourism. The activity is going to be a big attraction for tourists as the proposed rides would offer the tourists with a sky-view of the state through various circuits.