Sea plane service will start soon India. Odisha is fortunate to get first Water Aerodrome of the country in Chika. Along-with Chilka another water aerodrome will be constructed in Sabarmati of Gujurat.
Regarding this Union Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu wrote on twitter, “To start with, we have identified 5 states viz. Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Assam for the development of Water Aerodromes. For the first phase of the project, Chilka Lake (Odisha), Sabarmati River Front & Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat) have been identified.”
After a decision taken regarding this, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked Prabhu. Pradhan wrote on twitter, “Seaplanes will soon be a reality & will provide tourism a big boost in Odisha and also ease connectivity for the ‘Golden Triangle’ & other places of pride in the state.”
Spice Jet may start this service with small 10-14 seated aircraft.