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PM Narendra Modi launches India's first seaplane service in Gujarat, flies on maiden flight

The service will be operated by SpiceJet's fully owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle.

October 31, 2020 / 05:46 PM IST
1 | 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. (Image: Twitter/@DDIndialive)
1 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 launched a seaplane service between the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada district and Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. (Image: Twitter/@DDIndialive)
2 | He inaugurated the service by boarding the twin-engine plane from pond-3 close to Sardar Sarovar Dam near here after taking part in the Ekta Diwas celebrations at the Statue of Unity on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 145th birth anniversary. (Image: Twitter/@narendramodi)
2 | The PM inaugurated the service by boarding the twin-engine plane from pond-3 close to Sardar Sarovar Dam after taking part in the Ekta Diwas celebrations at the Statue of Unity on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 145th birth anniversary. (Image: Twitter/@narendramodi)
The plane carrying Modi landed on the waters of Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad in around 40 minutes after covering a distance of around 200 kms. (Image: ANI)
3 | The plane carrying Modi landed on the waters of Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad in around 40 minutes after covering a distance of around 200 km. (Image: ANI)
After his arrival in Ahmedabad, Modi unveiled a plaque announcing the launch of the service from October 31. (Image: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
4 | After his arrival in Ahmedabad, Modi unveiled a plaque announcing the launch of the service from October 31. (Image: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
5 | The service will be operated by SpiceJet's fully-owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle. Daily two flights will be operated on the Ahmedabad-Kevadiya route from Saturday, the company said in a statement. (Image: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
5 | The service will be operated by SpiceJet's fully owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle. Daily two flights will be operated on the Ahmedabad-Kevadiya route from Saturday, the company said. (Image: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
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first published: Oct 31, 2020 05:27 pm

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