On Saturday, Prime minister Narendra Modi launched India’s first seaplane service that took off from Kevadia in Narmada district to Ahemdabad.
The length and height of the seaplane are 15.77 m and 5.94 m respectively. The weight carrying capacity of the seaplane is 5,670kg. The seaplane is manufactured in Canada.
The bookings of the tickets can be done online and ticket window at the aerodromes. The fare for the same was announced and will be as low as Rs. 1500 per person. The fare has been decided under RCS – UDAN rates. A certain quota of seats on each flight will be allotted at a lower price. For the remaining, the price will be up to Rs. 4,800 per person.
Inaugurated sea plane services between Ahmedabad and Kevadia. This service will boost tourism and help the local economy. pic.twitter.com/KWpF9tXAXA
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2020
On 28th March 1910, Frenchman Henri Fabre made the world’s first successful seaplane flight on the aircraft own power. This seaplane is also known as ‘A flying Boat’. The largest and heaviest flying boat used in WWWII, the Blohm & Voss BV 238 was built by Germany.
The service will be inaugurated marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. This will surely give a boost to the state’s tourism.