Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-10-03 18:27 Mysuru: Helicopter rides introduced for the Dasara came in handy for a chartered accountant on Sunday. The CA from Ballari used the ride to propose marriage to his beloved, Ramya (Name changed), over the skies of Mysuru. And he wasn’t disappointed. Overwhelmed, Ramya said ‘yes’ to Arun’s (Name changed) offer of marriage. On learning about the introduction of helicopter rides, Arun took Ramya to Lalitha Mahal Helipad. Minutes after the chopper took off, Tarun made the proposal to Ramya , who was taken completely by surprise. After deboarding, the couple was seen busy clicking selfies with chopper in the background at the helipad. Pratheekasha worked in an IT firm in Mysuru till recently. Good response Helicopter rides have elicited a good response, said Shashidhar Valmiki. The district administration is conducting 50 rides a day. Each ride last 10 minutes and includes six people. The private operator on Saturday operated 33 rides, the highest so far, since September 29. One of passengers on Sunday, Shylashree, who went on a joyride with her daughter and mother Rama, said the experience was “unforgettable and breathtaking”. Another Mysuru resident, Shantakumari, 59, said her dream of riding on a helicopter had come true. “It was an awesome experience to see Mysuru from the skies. I could easily identify few landmarks like KR circle, Karanji Lake and Kukkarahalli Lake,” she said.