PM Modi inaugurates India’s first seaplane service in Gujarat

New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind service, the 19-seater seaplane will be used for flights between the Sabarmati riverfront and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity. The seaplane has arrived from the Maldives.

This service will boost tourism across the state. Gujarat ministry of tourism entered into an agreement with the Civil Aviation Ministry and Airport Authority of India to start these services at 4 spots in Gujarat which includes the construction of a Water Aerodrome.

The seaplane is a Twin Otter 300 registered in the name M/s Spicejet Technic and be operated by SpiceJet.

This 19-seater seaplane will be used for flights between the Sabarmati riverfront and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity in Kevadia as a part of regional connectivity scheme. The seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will cost Rs 4,800 per person.

The aerial distance between Ahmedabad and Kevadia is around 200 kilometres and it will take about 45 minutes to cover the distance.

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