New Delhi: The Twin Otter 300 seaplane of Spicejet Technic that took off from Maldives has arrived at Kevadia Colony in Narmada. The seaplane is scheduled to fly to Ahmedabad where it’ll commence flying as a part of regional connectivity scheme between Sabarmati riverfront and Statue of Unity.Also Read - From October 28 to November 1, Statue of Unity in Gujarat Will Remain Shut For THIS Reason
If all goes as per plans, India’s maiden seaplane service will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31. The seaplane has a capacity of 19 passengers, but only 14 passengers would be there due to payload restrictions. Also Read - Post Covid Travel in 2021: Maldives Records More Than 900,000 Tourists This Year
The tickets of the flight service would be around Rs 4,800 per person. The connectivity scheme is being implemented by the terms and conditions of a tripartite agreement between the state government, MoCA, and Airports Authority of India. Also Read - India vs Maldives Live Streaming SAFF Championship 2021 in India: When And Where to Watch IND vs MAL Live Stream Football Match Online on Discovery+, JIOTV; TV Telecast on Eurosport
The release the scheme is being implemented by the terms and conditions of a tripartite agreement between the state government, MoCA, and Airports Authority of India.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya earlier told PTI, “The first seaplane service in the country is likely to be launched on October 31 from Sabarmati riverfront to Statue of Unity which will be a new beginning for the country… Infrastructure is ready for it on both the sides including the floating jetty.”