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Obama likely to use chopper in Mumbai

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 18:33

New Delhi: US President Barack Obama is likely
to use a helicopter to travel between Mumbai`s Chhatrapati
Shivaji International airport and the city during his visit to
the metropolis.
Sources said as the airport is located at a distance,
security agencies would not like to take any chance and were
advising the use of a chopper by Obama for travel between
the airport and the city.

A helipad located in South Mumbai is also getting
renovated and being sanitised for the use of the US President.

However, in Delhi, Obama is likely to travel by road to
and from the Indira Gandhi International airport, and while
visiting Humayun`s Tomb, Raj Ghat and attending to other
engagements.
According to reports, the American authorities have
brought a few choppers for the use of the US President.

During his three-day visit to India, Obama will arrive in
Mumbai on November 6 and in Delhi a day later.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 18:33

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