The sea-plane service that PM Modi inauguration from Ahmedabad to Kevadia at the Sabarmati riverfront has been temporarily closed within less than a month. The service has been temporarily discontinued due to maintenance problems at Sea Plane. The 19-seater plane will be sent back to Maldives today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first sea-plane service on 31 October on the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In a program held in Kevadia, PM Modi started this sea-plane service running from the Statue of Unity to the Sabarmati River.
1500 is the minimum fare
The Sea Plane service was formally launched on 1 November. Tickets have also been arranged at Waterdrome in Kevadia and Ahmedabad. Presently a person has to pay a minimum rent of Rs 1,500. The fare is according to the quota of fixed seats. The maximum fare has been kept at Rs 4,800 per person.
The country’s first sea plane service was launched in Ahmedabad.
Sea Plane Service from Sabarmati Riverfront to the Statue of Unity Kevadia is the first such service in the country. It was started by the government under the Udaan (common citizen of the country). The service was operated by the SpiceJet company.
Service was stopped 2 times before
After the inauguration on 31 October, the sea-plane service was started for the public from 1 November. In these 28 days, the service was also stopped twice for 3-3 days earlier. During that time it was said that this is being done to give comfort to the crew member.