The seaplane facility from Sabarmati Riverfront to Statue of Unity will start from 31st October. The inauguration of the much-awaited project will be done by the honorable PM Narendra Modi.
First-ever twin-engine seaplane service in India
You might have seen seaplanes in movies, probably in countries like Australia, the Maldives, and Canada. However, it will be the first twin-engine seaplane in our country. With this service, Gujarat will make history in Civil Aviation in India. The route is from Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad to Statue Of Unity, Kevadiya.
The seaplane will start on 31st October on the occasion of Sardar Jayanti by PM Narendra Modi.
Under the Udan Yojna, a total of 14 water aerodromes are going to be built in India. From which four places are in Gujarat. Other than the Statue of Unity, places like Dharoi Dam, Mehsana, and Shetrunjay Dam, Palitana are also in consideration for the same facility.
Specifications of the Seaplane from Sabarmati Riverfront to Statue Of Unity
- It is is a 19-seater plane.
- First-ever twin-engine seaplane in India.
- Price for one-way ride per person: Rs.4800
- Speed of Plane: 170 km/hour.
- No. of pilots: 2
- No. of onboard crew members: 2
- Total no. of Planes: 3
- No. of daily flights: 4
- Travel time: 50 min
Additional Features of Seaplane to Statue Of Unity, Gujarat
One of the significant advantages of this Seaplane is travel time. While the total travel time of Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity by road in approx 3-4 hours. The seaplane will land you in Statue Of Unity in just 50 minutes. Also, it will give the tourists a magnificent bird-eye view of the Narmada valley and the Statue Of Unity. One on hand, this facility will boost the tourism of Gujarat. And on the other hand, it will reduce the travel time significantly.
This facility will save a lot of time and boost the tourism industry. In fact, this project is a vision of Narendra Modi. A tripartite agreement has been signed between the Gujarat Government, Ministry of Civil Aviation, and Airports Authority of India. Also, the Airport Authority of India did the infrastructure of the plane.