PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first-ever seaplane service from the Sabarmati Riverfront to the Statue of Unity on October 31, marking the 146th delivery anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The service is aimed toward offering “seamless and reasonably priced air connectivity from Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad to the Statue of Unity, Kevadia.’’ The inaugural journey will happen from the Riverfront to the Kevadia Colony in Narmada district the place the statue is housed.
The Twin Otter 300 seaplane has been sourced from Male, Maldives and will probably be operated by SpiceJet. It could seat 15 passengers and can cowl a distance of 200 km in 45 minutes. Tickets have been priced at INR 4,800/- per particular person, nevertheless, beneath the UDAN scheme, these will be bought for INR 1,500/-. SpiceJet will function two such flights each day.
Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Further Chief Secretary (Forest & Atmosphere Dept), tweeted “Common seaplane service, Four occasions a day will join 2 nice & visionary initiatives given by Hon’ble Prime Minister to the nation —Sabarmati River Entrance & #StatueOfUnity. A huge leap in making Kevadia a really worldwide vacationer spot.”
In the intervening time, the Statue of Unity will probably be closed for vacationers till the PM’s go to on October 31. The PM can also be scheduled to inaugurate a jetty service, a water aerodrome connecting Kevadia to Sabarmati Riverfront, a kids’s vitamin park, Kevadia Zoological Park and jungle safari throughout his go to.