Indian Affairs

IRCTC suspends helicopter joyride after Mumbai chopper crash

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has suspended bookings for helicopter joyrides from Juhu aerodrome following the crash of a chopper in Powai  and will refund those who have already booked their rides.

  • IRCTC had tied up with the private company , Aman Aviation, which provided the chopper that crashed  .The company would provide a US-made Robinson R-44 helicopter, which would carry up to three passengers at a time, for an aerial view of Mumbai.
  • Bookings for the helicopter service were initially suspended after a poor response in 2015, but again re-introduced by IRCTC in January 2016. The 15-minute Mumbai Darshan package offered a bird’s eye view of the city , flying 1,000 feet above sea level.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation:

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian railways.

It is known for changing the face of railway ticketing in India. It pioneered internet-based rail ticket booking through its website, as well as from the mobile phones via WiFi, GPRS or SMS.

In addition to e-tickets, Indian Railways and Catering Tourism Corporation also offers I-tickets that are basically like regular tickets except that they are booked online and delivered by post.

Headquarters New Delhi, NCT, India