The Heli Taxi shuttle service between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and the Electronics City (e-city) which has been temporarily cancelled will be revived, says the operators of the service. The Heli-Taxi service has not been operational since May 15 due to ongoing expansion work at the airport. Bangalore Mirror had reported on June 1 that the service has been stopped due to road expansion activities at the airport premises. BIAL is constructing the additional access roads in order to accommodate increasing vehicular traffic.BIAL has embarked on the expansion of the roads which include widening of the main access road to 10 lanes (5+5) from the existing four lanes (2+2), expansion of Trumpet interchange with two lanes on either side, to and from the city. Due to expansion of the roads, the helipad from which Heli Taxi shuttle service operated from KIA, has been shutdown. Thumby Aviation who was operating the Heli Taxi service said that they are looking to restart the services once they get an alternative site for the helipad. “The services are shut only temporarily. We are very keen to restart operations between KIA and e-city. We have been asking the BIAL to provide an alternative site for setting up a helipad and once that is done we will commence operations,” Govind Nair, director-Business Development, Thumby Aviation Private Ltd told Bangalore Mirror. While the service between KIA and e-city has been shut, Thumby Aviation is still operating charter services from its helipad at e-city. Besides it has also started helicopter services to Kedarnath, to ferry pilgrims to holy shrine. It has pressed in one helicopter to operate between Phata and Kedarnath. Nair said that the helicopter being used for ferry pilgrims to Kedarnath is not the one which operated between KIA and e-city. “We have pressed for one more helicopter at Kedarnath. The ones in Bengaluru are still available for charter services and hopefully soon will available for the airport commuters,” Nair said.