Project of Sagarmala Seaplane Services (SSPS) – Key Facts
Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways is commencing the process of starting Seaplane services on the selected routes, under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework through prospective airline operators.
- Sagarmala Development Company Ltd (SDCL) will be responsible for the execution and implementation of the project.
- Various destinations have been anticipated for seaplane operations. The proposed Origin-Destination pairs are Guwahati Riverfront & Umranso Reservoir in Assam, various islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep, Surat (as Hub) to Dwarka, Mandvi & Kandla; Khindsi Dam, Nagpur & Erai Dam, Chandrapur (in Maharashtra)Yamuna Riverfront / Delhi (as Hub) to Ayodhaya, Tehri, Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Chandigarh and many other tourist places of Punjab & HP; Mumbai (as Hub) to Shirdi, Lonavala, Ganpatipule, etc.
- One such Seaplane Service is already in operation between Sabarmati Riverfront and Kevadia in Ahmedabad. It was inaugurated in October 2020.
- Such seaplane services will improve connectivity and will also boost tourism. It will help in saving time for localized travel.
Sagarmala Development Company Ltd
It is a company formed under the Companies Act, 2013 in the year 2016. It is in the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping.