MP Pratap Simha questions reality behind heli-tourism

Prime News, Karnataka, Tourism, Environment, Mysuru, April 12:- Expressing his reservations over the proposed heli-tourism in Mysuru district, Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha on Monday (April 12) opined that it is far from reality and the Tourism Department of Karnataka should not promise what is not feasible.

After visiting the proposed helipad near Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel here along with officials, he said, “So many proposals keep cropping up now and then. It must be for the sake of publicity. What is promised today will be a thing of the past after another two years. I have heard of heli-tourism. These people talk of it and where is the plan? They want to start helicopter service to Karwar, Ballari and Bengaluru. Who would like to fly to Karwar to see nothing? Before we plan anything, we need to see its feasibility. I have my opposition to heli-tourism and I am going to talk to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and District In-charge Minister S T Somashekar about it.”

Simha asked the officials from the Tourism Department about the proposed heli-tourism. He wanted to know from them if it was necessary to chop trees to set up a helipad.

Reacting to the transport strike, the BJP Lok Sabha member said, “The state government has fulfilled many of their issues but for the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission. Chief Minister has sought time. This is not the right time for the employees to protest. The transport department is not making any profit right now. The whole country is struggling because of the pandemic situation and how far is their protest justified. If the Opposition is so keen to support their cause, why did not Congress look into their issues when it was in power? There is no reason to politicise the issue now.” (MR/KS)


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