It was for the very first time that Chandigarh experienced the aerial view of the city beautiful during the Rose fest 2017. As Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has organised chopper rides for the people of the city in the Rose fest. A total of 107 tickets were sold for the helicopter in the city, but the company that was allotted the contract for the rides acclaims losses of Rs. 4-5 Lakhs. As per the Green Hawk Air Pvt. Ltd, it has suffered a loss of Rs. 4-5 Lakhs during the 3 days helicopter ride in Rose fest 2017, Chandigarh.
Total Earning and the Expenses-
Green Hawk Air Pvt. Ltd company is a Delhi based aviation company, who was allotted the work to provide helicopter rides for the 3 days during Rose fest 2017 in Chandigarh. As per the CEO, the company has earned Rs. 21.77 lakhs from the 3 days chopper ride but then also they have suffered huge losses.
- The Company has paid Rs. 21 lakh to another company from which they hired the 2 choppers for the ride in Chandigarh.
- Per day the company has paid Rs. 7 Lakhs to that company.
- They have even paid the taxes and hotel bills for the stay of the pilots.
- Even they have paid money to the crew members.
Although till now, the company has not calculated the exact amount of losses but it is for sure that it will come up to Rs. 4-5 lakhs.
Highlights of Helicopter Ride in Chandigarh-
It was for the first time that MC has given an opportunity to the residents of Chandigarh to feel the beauty of the city from above 700 meters feet.
- The ride cost of Rs. 3500 per person.
- The response for the first 2 days was poor but on the last day, 326 people took the chopper ride.
- On the first day, chopper took 15 sorties, whereas it was 37 on the second day and on the last day it was 55.
- It was only a 7 minutes ride that covered Rose garden, Sukhna lake, Sector 17, Rock garden and some more beauty of Chandigarh.
Although the company suffered huge losses then also the CEO is happy with the fact that they have been the pioneer in starting the first helicopter ride in Chandigarh.
Source: Hindustan Times