A Bangalore-based private helicopter firm, which finds Salem a viable place for operating its services to tap the tourist potential in Yercaud town is looking out for 5000 square feet of vacant land adjacent to city for its landing and take-off.

The copter firm, which is in touch with the Salem-Dharmapuri Chamber of Commerce, has evinced keen interest when the latter approached it for its operations from Salem.

Many of the leading hotels in Yercaud town and also a few hospitals in Salem city have approached the Chamber assuring their support to the flying of Copter.

Talking to The Hindu, Chamber president S. Sathyanarayanan said that the helicopter firm was ready to operate its services to the city provided the hotels and hospitals ensured good patronage. “I am in touch with them constantly and they show spontaneous interest in operating their services. While the tourist potential is quite heavy, the medical necessities also open up new avenues of operations,” he further pointed out.