Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s most ambitious project, the seaplane will finally be taking off as its trial run will be held in the second week of November in Khindsi.
After examining technical feasibilities, the project will set out soon. Latest light-weight seaplane will be used for this purpose.
According to a report published in The Hitavada, very less space is required for landing and take off and any decent sized lake can be used for the purpose.
Months back, Gadkari had announced the plans for conducting the trial run from Ambazari lake.
“The trial of this ambitious project which would enhance the tourism potential of Vidarbha region, would take place after two weeks," said Gadkari.
Designed by Quest Aircraft Company of USA, the Kodiak seaplane had been at Air India’s MRO unit of Nagpur, eight days ago. 8-seater plane had been brought by the officers in Nagpur.
The plane has been inspected in the presence of Former Mayor Praveen Datke, General Secretary of BJP South-West Unit Chhotu Borikar and Vivek Dhakras.
The project will use fuel which is less than half the quantity required for an ultramodern car has been the outcome of the collaboration of SpiceJet with Kodiak.
The seaplane will reduce the time as the holy shrines like Shirdi are around 500 kilometers away from Nagpur. According to the plan, the seaplane will go to Shirdi via Anand Sagar Lake in Shegaon.
The project might be a boon for the devotees as there is no air facility and they have to travel by buses or trains.
In August, Gadkari addressed a meeting along with Atul Patne, Chief Executive Officer of Maharashtra Maritime Board, Dr. Deepak Mhaisekar, NIT Chairman; Vijay Waghmare, Director General Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) held where they discussed this project.
Information source: The Hitavada