PM Modi launches seaplane service in Gujarat

PM Modi launches seaplane service in Gujarat

India’s first seaplane parked near a jetty, ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Ahmedabad. Credit: PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a seaplane service between the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada district and Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.

Modi inaugurated the service by boarding the twin-engine plane from pond-3 close to Sardar Sarovar Dam near here.

Before boarding the plane, Modi spent some time at the water aerodrome and took details about the service.

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The 19-seater plane carrying Modi would land on the waters of Sabarmati Riverfront in around 40 minutes after covering a distance of around 200 km, officials said.