The government of Gujarat is all set to launch a seaplane service to provide connectivity from Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Riverfront to Kevadia’s Statue of Unity. Reportedly, if everything goes according to the plan, the services will commence on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, October 31. It will be a first-of-its-kind service in the country. A 19-seater seaplane to be used for flights has already arrived India from the Maldives on October 25. The ticket per person on this seaplane will be around ₹4,800. Read on to know the details.
Seaplane To Be Launched In Gujarat, Most Likely On October 31
A seaplane service will come up between Gujarat’s Sabarmati Riverfront and Statue of Unity. According to Financial Express, if everything goes as per plans, the service will likely begin on October 31. The Twin Otter 300 seaplane of SpiceJet can accommodate up to 12 passengers. On October 25, it arrived India from the Maldives and made a successful landing inside Kochi’s Venduruthy channel for transit halt. The aircraft will reach Ahmedabad soon, from where regular flying operations will commence.
#WATCH Gujarat: Twin Otter 300 seaplane of Spicejet Technic that took off from Maldives arrives at Kevadia Colony in Narmada.
It's scheduled to fly to Ahmedabad where it'll commence flying as a part of regional connectivity scheme between Sabarmati riverfront & Statue of Unity pic.twitter.com/WTZB4APpEq
— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2020
The Seaplane Will Cut Down Ahmedabad-Kevadia Travel Time By 3 Hours
According to DNA India reports, the Gujarat Government said in a press release, “The first-ever seaplane services in Gujarat will provide seamless and affordable air connectivity from Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad to the Statue of Unity, Kevadia.’’ The report also states that the ticket per person will be around ₹4,800. The seaplane will cut down the travel time between Ahmedabad and Kevadia by about three hours. At present, a journey from Ahmedabad to Kevadia takes nearly four hours. The seaplane will cut down this travel time to just around one hour.
We can’t wait to board the seaplane to fly above the vast waterway of Gujarat! Meanwhile, here’s an air tour in a seaplane over UAE’s iconic wonders: