In two months from now, you will be able to visit the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat via a seaplane that is all set to launch on October 31. By Amitha Ameen

 

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Starting October 31 — the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, Gujarat is all set to introduce a seaplane service that will provide proper air connectivity from Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity in Kevadia. A ride on the state’s first-ever seaplane will cost you INR 4,800 per person.

According to an official release, the Gujarat government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Airports Authority of India back in July.

 

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The seaplane service will be operated by Spicejet Airlines and there will be four flights plying back and forth per day. As per a report by Economic Times, earlier on Saturday, a meeting was organised in Gandhinagar to “review the progress of the water aerodrome operation in Gujarat.” According to various media reports, the seaplane service may be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

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“Mansukh Mandaviya (Minister of Shipping) opined that Sabarmati and Narmada River- Statue of Unity seaplane route will save time and boost tourism as it provides a birds-eye-view of Narmada Valley and Statue of Unity,” a PIB release said.

The seaplane will offer passengers a unique opportunity of flying over the famous rivers and will cut down the travel time, thereby allowing them to spend more time at destinations.

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