PM Modi Launched India’s First Seaplane Service From Ahmedabad & Kevadia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday introduced the country’s first seaplane service between the Statue of Unity site at Kevadia settlement to the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. The flight associates Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Narmada locale.

The Prime Minister went on the lady seaplane departure from Kevadia to Sabarmati. The Twin Otter from the Maldives showed up in Ahmedabad on Monday. The seaplane took off from Male, the capital of the Maldives, and showed up in Gujarat subsequent to arriving at the Venduruthy channel for a specialized end.

SpiceJet on Wednesday said it will work two day by day seaplane trips between the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad and the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Gujarat from Saturday.

The seaplane flights will be worked by SpiceJet’s auxiliary Spice Shuttle. The term of each flight would associate with 30 minutes.

Twin Otter Seaplane

The Twin Otter seaplane weighs around 3,377 kilograms and has a fuel tank limit of 1,419 liters. The length of the Twin Otter is 15.77 meters (51 feet) and the stature is 5.94 meters (19 feet). The seaplane has a seating limit of 19 travelers and can convey a greatest load of 5,670 kilos.

There is a significant contrast in the strategies and limits of departure and arriving between a seaplane and a plane. While planes use land for take-off and handling, the seaplane can take off and land on any water body including any enormous waterways, lakes and ocean. Talking about the Twin Otter seaplane, Captain Ajay Chauhan clarified that the machine has twin motors like its name and devours around 272 kg fuel for every hour for flying.

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