PM Narendra Modi travels on maiden slane flight from Kevadia to Sabarmati
AHMEDABAD: On Saturday, India's first slane service took off from Kevadia in Narmada district, the home to the world's tallest statue- Statue of Unity (SoU) to Ahmedabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi boarded the flight from SoU to the Sabarmati Riverfront in the slane.
The service is expected to give a big boost to the state's tourism as well as Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN. The service will be inaugurated marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.Online bookings for the slane services began late on Friday night.
“The service will offi ally start operations from Sunday, November 1. If there is a constraint in online bookings, people can purchase tickets from the ticket window at the waterdrome at Ahmedabad as well as Kevadia. Due to security reasons during the PM’s movement, the same may not however, be opened on Saturday,” said a well-placed source.
A slash in the slane fare was recently announced and now, travellers will be able to book the ticket for as low as Rs 1,500 per person. “The fare has been decided under RCS-UDAN rates and a certain quota of seats on each flight will be allotted at the lower price bracket. For the remaining, fares will be upto Rs 4,800 per person,” said the source.
Hope these sea planes should be made available in all the famous beaches in India..
These will be great tourist attraction..
Dr Vidyadhar Yellutla
See the difference, Modi wanted everybody to fly and slane is available for public,
This will create thousands of new job.
A R S
A new travel experience..
Hope this type of sy em or facility is provided by all state govts where ever there is scope for landing/takeoff. This also reduces airport congestion and infrastructure requirements saving lot of foreign exchange.
at rs 4800/pax, i say the citizens of india should discourage & boycott the service & make it doomed. Unless any service is made affordable to the Indian citizen, i am of the oion that the mass public should boycott it & then the businessmen will learn a lesson to be content with normal profits.
One more white elephant for media marketing only
proud moment for the nation.
This Gujarati film star should understand,he is not PM for only Gujarat, think about rest of India too..
Why Sea plane services which were developed as early as in 1910 and used in World Wars not freely available in India for so many years is a point to ponder.
How many Indians can afford such luxuries of traveling on slanes?
Price of onions are ching the common man pocket
How may people can afford to pay Rs 4800 ? Instead operating normal boat ferries if feasible would have benefited a wider population, despite taking a little longer to reach.
Can't you find a better person to inaugurate?
Another round of ribbon cutting. Gujarat doesn't have a chief minister so they need to bring the media hungry prime minister to do it. Yaaawwwnnn
that too 2nd hand from other countries
The clown Modi has dest yed the Indian economy.. All our neighbor's are doing better than us..
looks like the covid situation is indeed improving , the joy rides have started coming on news again
really feel sad for our showcase PM. economy in shambles. now showcasing useless sea plane in Gujrat. who needs that? is it going to help our -30% GDP to become positive?
modi time passing here when.. people are facing the heat of un employment
Is mullah Khan
Never seen a PM as shameless as Modi.
Why is this PM allowed to do this nonsense when entire economy of India has shrunk by 25%? SHAME ON MODI. This is the worst PM of India so far.