Tripura : Enjoy Durga Puja from a Helicopter

Agartala (Tripura) , Oct 17 : The State government has put into use a helicopter for Durga Puja revellers so that they can get an aerial view of tourist spots and celebrations , reported news agency IANS.

The chopper run by Tripura Road Transport Corporation (TRTC), is giving 20-25 minute long trips in and around the capital city , Agartala.

According to the repor, TRTC is conducting six sorties everyday during the puja celebrations.

Of course , it is coming at a price . Each person has to pay Rs1,700 while kids below 12 years have to pay Rs . 1500 for this unique experience during the pujas .

The report said :The rides are being conducted in eight-seater double-engine choppers of Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd which is sponsored by the Union Home Ministry.

To maintain uninterrupted electricity supply during the five-day puja period, additional power is being taken from the central grid, Assam and Meghalaya.Despite huge demand of power (500 MW) during Durga Puja festivities, Tripura would maintain supply of 160 MW of power to Bangladesh as this is the national commitment, the report said .

A total of  2,527 community and about 100 family pujas, including approximately 1,570 in the rural and interior areas, are being organised in Tripura this year — a figure higher than last year.

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