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Bullet-proofing experts, image consultants, advertisers see big business in India elections: Report

Helicopters are in high demand, with companies charging Rs 1.5 lakh per hour for single engine helicopters.

May 07, 2019 / 12:25 PM IST
Nadia People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station at Gayeshpur in Bangaon parliamentary constituency, during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Nadia district, Monday, May 6, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Nadia People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station at Gayeshpur in Bangaon parliamentary constituency, during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Nadia district, Monday, May 6, 2019. (PTI Photo)

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections have provided an opportunity for image-makeover companies, political slogan writers and experts in bullet-proofing vehicles, according to a Bloomberg report.

Held in seven phases, India's general election is the world's costliest. The current election is expected to cost almost $8.6 billion, according to the Centre for Media Studies.

Helicopters are in high demand, with companies charging Rs 1.5 lakh per hour for single-engine helicopters and Rs 2.5 lakh for twin-engine helicopters, the report said.

Moneycontrol could not independently verify the news.