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Tap, tap, fly: Blade, aka Uber for helicopters, is here to relieve Mumbai's traffic congestion

By Prarthana Mitra

In a move that hopes to bring urban air mobility to India's financial capital, US-based helicopter ride-sharing app Blade is eyeing an expansion into Indian skies. The newly minted Blade India, in partnership with Indian investment firm Hunch Ventures, announced the launch of their on-demand flight service in and around Mumbai from early next year.

Known as Uber for helicopters, Blade typically uses an app to crowdsource flights on helicopters and seaplanes for which you can book seats in an instant.

Blade, in the US, allows urban residents with a greater disposable income to book a helicopter trip between New York City and the Hamptons for $ 795 (~Rs 56,000).