PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates India's First Seaplane Service in Gujarat

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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates India's First Seaplane Service in Gujarat

G Plus News | October 31, 2020 13:38 hrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's first seaplane service from the Statue of Unity in Kevadia of Gujarat’s Narmada district to Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to mark the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 


He also travelled on the maiden seaplane flight.


The seaplane is a Twin Otter 300 registered in the name M/s Spicejet Technic and it will 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 the regional connectivity scheme. The seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will cost Rs 4,800 per person.


It should be mentioned that the aerial distance between Ahmedabad and Kevadia is around 200 kilometres and it will take about 45 minutes to cover the distance via the seaplane.

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