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Commercial operation of seaplanes soon

Clearing way for commercial operation of seaplanes in the country, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced that in-principle approval has been given for the construction of water aerodromes in five states.
“This move will promote tourism as well as connect places of religious importance. To start with, we have identified five states: Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Assam for the development of water aerodromes. For the first phase of the project, Chilka Lake (Odisha), Sabarmati River Front and Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat) have been identified,” Prabhu tweeted on Saturday.
“The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has already issued regulations prescribing the procedure and requirement for licensing of Water Aerodromes,” he added.
A water aerodrome is any water body that complies with certain minimum requirements for landing an aircraft.
11/08/18 Kumar Vikram/New Indian Express

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