Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the country’s first seaplane service. It will be connecting Statue of Unity in Kevadia with Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.
Seaplanes have the ability to land and take-off from water thus offering access to areas that do not have landing strips or runways. Thus it can help in connecting the geographies/regions that have challenges owing to its topography and bring the remotest parts of India into the mainstream aviation network without the high cost of building airports and runways. These smaller fixed wing airplanes can land on water bodies like lakes, backwaters and dams, gravel and grass, thus offering easy access to numerous tourist spots as well.
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