According to an RTI filed by Anil Galgali, it was revealed that the annual bill of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ helicopter travels was around Rs 6 crores.
Galgali said that the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed that the increased travel cost was because of the chopper crash in May 2017 and also due to the unavailability of pilots and helicopters. Galgali through RTI informed that in the year 2014-15, Fadnavis’ air travel cost was around Rs 5.37 crores, followed by Rs 5.42 crores in 2015-16 and Rs 7.23 crores last year in 2016-17.
He also revealed that post the chopper crash in May 2017, choppers were hired since then, for which the rentals itself summed up to to Rs 6.19 crores during 2017-18. Incidentally, Maharashtra government also owns an aircraft, whose pilot has quit. As a result, since almost a year, the aircraft remains unused.