The Prime Minister Of India Mr.Narendra Modi inaugurated the first seaplane project. Especially, on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel i.e. on 31st October.
AIM OF THE SEAPLANE PROJECT
The main aim of this project is to provide air connectivity between the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad and the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Narmada district.
- Firstly, A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing on water.
- Secondly, Seaplanes can take off and land on water with little or no wave action.
- Finally, It offers the speed of an airplane with the utility of the boat.
COUNTRIES OPERATING SEAPLANE
- They’re mainly operational in countries like the Philippines, Canada, Australia, the United States, Finland, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Maldives, and Hongkong.
- Especially, In India, Jal Hans is a commercial seaplane service based in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Moreover, it was launched as a pilot project in December 2010.
INDIA’S SEAPLANE PROJECT
- SpiceJet will be operating the seaplane. On top, it’s a 19-seater seaplane, which will be able to accommodate 14 passengers.
- The routes are the Dharoi dam (Mehsana district) which will connect Ambaji and Shatrunjay dam (Bhavnagar district) and Tapi district.
- Likewise, Agatti, Kavaratti, and Minicoy islands of Lakshadweep have also been proposed to be connected. Alongside, the seaplane project under the other round of the UDAN scheme.
MERITS OF SEAPLANE PROJECT
- It’ll help to increase tourism in the country.
- Additionally, It will increase employment opportunities for the local people.
- It’ll also contribute to boosting the current infrastructure of India.
- The turbulence created in the water will help to mix oxygen in the water. Hence, it’ll help the aquatic system for better survival.
Author : Kritika Agarwal
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