Good news for Delhi people who have an unconditional love for Shimla. The tourist Shimla was the summer capital of British India and is also the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
People of Delhi had to travel long distances to reach Shimla but now they will be able to travel in less than Rs. 2000 and also in one hour.
New Delhi-Shimla Flight
New Delhi to Shimla flight or vice versa will just cost Rs. 1920 and will just take one hour. Finally, after four and a half years, Shimla will be having an aerial connectivity.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Of India will be flagging off the inaugural flight on April 27, 2017. The flight will be flagged off from Jubbarhatti airport at around 11:45 am. There will be a flight daily from Delhi to Shimla and back (ATR-42) of Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India.
The Union Secretary (Civil Aviation) and Chief Managing Director of Air India flew down to the Jubbarhatti airport to have a look at the launch of the New Delhi-Shimla flight to be flagged by the Prime Minister.
There is also a possibility of another private airline starting from Shimla. No flights have been scheduled from Shimla since 2012. Only the chartered flights which include Army and Air Force land in Shimla.
Affordable New Delhi-Shimla Flight
The New Delhi-Shimla flight will cost Rs. 1920 and will only be 50% of the total seats. The other 50% of the seats would cost between Rs. 5000 – Rs. 20000 and the rates would fluctuate depending on the demand.
The flight will be having 35 persons while going from Delhi to Shimla but while coming back it would just have 15-20 people due to a shorter runway.
Under the Government of India’s RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme ) resumption of the flights to Shimla has been made possible. Smaller and unconnected routes have been provided aerial connectivity on the nominal rates and less time duration. The resumption of New Delhi-Shimla flight has given the tourism industry a sigh of relief as some high-end tourists did not prefer travelling by road. However, the travel agents and the hoteliers feel that one flight would be insufficient to fulfil to demands of tourists and locals.
Two children from a local orphanage will be enjoying the inaugural flight as a gesture of goodwill from New Delhi to Shimla and vice versa.
Source: The Tribune