The Gujarat government has announced a drop in ticket fare for the seaplane to Kevadia. The announcement came after many pointed out to the fact that the ticket prices were very steep and likely to be beyond the reach of many.
The seaplane ticket for a one-way ride to Kevadia will now cost Rs1500 which was earlier Rs4800.
The reduction in fare, the government hopes will attract more visitors to use the service. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the service on October 31.
The seaplane will offer its service to Kevadia twice in a day. The trips may be increased depending on the demand for the service in the coming days.
On Thursday a grand rehearsal of the seaplanes flight will be held at Sabarmati Riverfront. The officials had held a meeting after it emerged that many found the original ticket fare of Rs4800 to be very steep and it was decided to reduce it to Rs1500 to attract more customers.
The seal plane will make its first trip from Ahmedabad to Kevadia at 9.45 am and leave Kevadia at 11.45 am. It will make the second trip to Kevadia at 12.45 pm and will return at 3.15 pm. Tickets can be booked online from October 31 onwards.
The service will be operated by Spicejet Airline from Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmadabad to Statue of Unity in Kevadia.
Seaplane may hurt another service
Meanwhile, another service that began with much fanfare is likely to come to an end. The river crossing ride that was inaugurated three years ago is likely to be stopped if media reports are to be believed.
Reports said the infrastructure for the river crossing ride is likely to be an obstruction particularly the thick wires that help it join both ends of River Sabarmati and hence it is likely to be stopped. It remains a question whether the service will be stopped or not.
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