Udayavni Special

SpiceJet Likely to Add Seaplane Route Between Kevadiya and Surat


PTI, Nov 2, 2020, 6:40 PM IST

Overwhelmed by the response to the Ahmedabad-Statue of Unity seaplane service, SpiceJet on Saturday said it plans to start a similar service connecting Surat in south Gujarat with the 182-meter tall statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel near Kevadiya. Other routes and destinations which are under consideration for the seaplane service are Port Blair to Havelock, Delhi to Haridwar, Delhi to Rishikesh and Naini lake, Udaipur, Dal lake, Leh and backwaters in Kerala, Spicejet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said.

“We only need water bodies like rivers and lakes to start such service. We are now planning to start seaplane service between Surat and Kevadiya. We are in touch with officials for the same and studying their suggestions,” Singh told reporters at Kevadiya after the service was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister boarded the 18-seater plane from a pond near Sardar Sarovar Dam and landed at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad on Saturday afternoon after covering the distance in about 40 minutes. It takes around 4 hours by road to reach Kevadiya from Ahmedabad by road.

Floating concrete jetties made by Marinetek India were installed at the riverfront and at pond-3 near the dam to enable passengers to board and alight from the plane. The service is operated by SpiceJet’s fully-owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

No outside person allowed to interfere in India’s internal issues, says farmer leader

MDH owner Dharampal Gulati dies at 97

Government orders Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of India: Sources

Bengaluru violence case: CCB arrests former corporator Zakir

CM’s announcement about ministership for CP Yogeshwar not taken well by some MLAs

Vaccine 1st puts spotlight on German pharma company BioNTech

‘Tukde-tukde gang’ turning farmers’ stir into Shaheen Bagh: BJP’s Manoj Tiwari



Related Articles More

No outside person allowed to interfere in India’s internal issues, says farmer leader

MDH owner Dharampal Gulati dies at 97

Government orders Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of India: Sources

Govt making ‘U-turn’ on PM’s assurance that every citizen will get COVID vaccine: Congress

‘Tukde-tukde gang’ turning farmers’ stir into Shaheen Bagh: BJP’s Manoj Tiwari

MUST WATCH

Meal of Bakasur : Hotel Fish Campus Udupi | Udayavani

Things You Should Know When Starting A Business | Profitable Business Ideas After Lockdown

Mangalore Boat tragedy: We’re with families of deceased, says Kota after announcing Rs 6 lakh compensation

Mangaluru boat tragedy: Body of another fisherman recovered

Mangaluru boat tragedy: Fishermen declare bandh until all missing fishermen found

Latest Additions

No outside person allowed to interfere in India’s internal issues, says farmer leader

MDH owner Dharampal Gulati dies at 97

Ronaldo returns to score 750th goal, Juventus beats Dynamo

Australian Open: start date not confirmed despite reports

Government orders Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of India: Sources

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.