Seaplanes to connect Andaman islands soon

Islands in Andaman will soon be connected through seaplanes as the Union ministry of civil aviation has approved operations on 13 water aerodrome routes, the ministry said.

Union minister for civil aviation Suresh Prabhu, who had invited bids for the first time for regional flights under the regional connectivity scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme has received bids for flights from 13 waterports, of which five are from Andaman, while the others are from dams in Gujarat and coastal areas in Kerala, a spokesperson for the ministry said. This is the third time the ministry has invited bids under the scheme.

An official said the minister will approve the move this week and the proposed routes will be awarded by June. Read More

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