The first of the five seaplane services in Gujarat, connecting Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to the Statue
of Unity in Kevadia in Narmada district, will be inaugurated on October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar
Vallabhbhai Patel.

 The other spots are, Dharoi dam in Mehsana district, to connect Ambaji and Shatrunjay dam in Palitana of
Bhavnagar district as well as Tapi in the next phase.

 The first seaplane project of the country is part of a directive of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.

 As per the directive, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) requested state governments of Gujarat, Assam, Andhra
Pradesh and Telangana and the administration of Andaman & Nicobar to propose potential locations for setting
up water aerodromes to boost the tourism sector.

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