The Rajasthan government is all set to launch an air taxi service which will help connect major industrial and tourism points in the state.
As per the plan, the general administration department will give on rent the state government-owned planes to individuals and organizations for flying in the state. Rajasthan has two planes and airports are functional in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Work on airports is on in Kota and Ajmer while defense -owned airports are operational in Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer. The state also has a number of airstrips and helipads.
To begin with, these two airplanes will be operational with a capacity of seven passengers each as air taxis and charge a minimum fare of Rs.10, 000 per person. The condition is the planes will only fly when all seats are booked.
This service will not only cut down the time it takes to reach major destinations in Rajasthan but will also save tourists from terrible roads of the state. In past several tourists have made complains about the conditions of roads in Rajasthan. With air taxi service, Rajasthan will save the tourists from such nightmares.