The West Bengal government is planning to introduce seaplane rides in Digha, and have also sent a proposal to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for the same. By Kumar Shree
Following a report suggesting considerable tourist inflow to West Bengal’s beach town Digha, the state government has started working on developing the local infrastructure. As part of a plan to attract more tourists, the Bengal government is also planning on introducing seaplane rides in the town. It has already sent a proposal regarding the same to Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
The government is also eyeing a boost in the local economy via this service. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced her vision of developing Digha as a thriving beach town, and one can even see positive developments in this direction. Apart from Digha, other beach destinations of Purba Medinipur (East Midnapore) are also witnessing significant developments to attract more tourists.
As per reports, the state government is planning a memorable experience for travellers, where those opting for seaplane services would first land on water, and then be escorted ashore via vessels or boats. Reports also suggest that these services may begin operations from Cooch Behar airport.
Sitting on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a holistic destination with something to offer to travellers of all kinds. It is complete with beaches, temples and museums. New Digha Sea Beach, Amarabati Park, Marine Aquarium operated by the Zoological Survey of India, and Chandaneswar beach are some of the must-visit spots here.
Snuggled in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, Digha is a coastal town rich with gorgeous beaches that are worth exploring. The town also enjoys a good railway connectivity. Those flying to the destination can enjoy a scenic drive from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, around 150 kms from Digha.