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IRCTC suspends helicopter joyrides after Aarey crash in Mumbai

IRCTC spokesperson said they have decided to suspend the joyrides immediately after the helicopter crash incident at Aarey

mumbai Updated: Dec 13, 2016 13:06 IST
Kailash Korde
One person died and three others were injured when a helicopter crashed in Aarey Colony in Mumbai’s Goregaon on Sunday
One person died and three others were injured when a helicopter crashed in Aarey Colony in Mumbai’s Goregaon on Sunday(HT File Photo)

Following the helicopter crash at Aarey Colony on Sunday, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), an Indian Railway subsidiary, has suspended its joyride service in Mumbai.

IRCTC spokesperson said they have decided to suspend the joyrides immediately after the helicopter crash incident at Aarey. “Immediately after the helicopter crash incident, joyrides have been suspended, till further notice,” said IRCTC spokesperson.

He said IRCTC has also cancelled all the joyride bookings and will refund the booking amount to the people. IRCTC used to charge Rs 2,955 to Rs 4,750, depending upon the flying time and number of people.

For this, IRCTC had tied up with a private company Aman Aviation, whose helicopter crashed at Aarey Colony. The helicopter pilot died while three others suffered severe burn injuries in the mishap.

In January 2016, IRCTC had relaunched the Joyride operation, which was suspended during monsoon period before resuming from last September. According to IRCTC sources, they used to get 30-35 joyride bookings every month.

The officials said it is not yet decided till when the joyride operation will remain suspended, but it is likely to resume soon.

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