Please view the full gallery:
We are happy to announce the successful test landing of Mayapur’s helicopter service today at 12.10pm. Captain Malhotra of Pawan Hans, along with Mr. Virendra Singh, Chief of Airport Operations – Durgapur Airport of West Bengal, were received with a warm Vaisnava welcome by the Deputy directors and managers of Mayapur. According to Captain Malhotra the landing was satisfactory, and he was optimistic about the future services of Helicopter to Mayapur.
The officials then greeted the deities, and received the blessing of their Lordship. They were then served delicious prasadam in our VIP lounge. They then departed for their onward journey to Durgapur.
It was Srila Prabhupada’s divine desire to get Sri Mayapur connected by air. Since March 2013, efforts have been in place to fulfill this desire, but by the blessings of Guru and Gauranga the first step has manifested today. With the blessing and prayer of all the vaishnavas, very soon a regular service between Kolkata and Mayapur will commence.
More details of the service will be given once they are finalized.