Now the Kedarnath yatra by the helicopter will be little costlier than earlier. Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Devlopment Authority (UCADA) has increases the air fare to Kedarnath by Rs 2500/- per person. Previously there were air fares between Rs 6000/- to Rs 7000/- from four different helipads carrying flights to Kedarnath. These helipads are Phata, Sersi, Guptkashi and Sitapur. The Kedarnath airfare is fixed and will be Rs 9200/- per person from all these helipads.
It is known that UCADA has merged Kedarnath Helicopter Service with Uttarakhand’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). The tender is given to Jindal Group’s India Fly Safe Aviation Ltd. This company will provide many heli sevices in other parts of Uttarakhand.
Other heli service operators will continue their services from Dehradun to Kedarnath.