Which will be the 1st Island to operate seaplanes?

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Mishra Ji asked 29 days ago in General Knowledge by Mishra Ji

Which will be the 1st Island to operate seaplanes?

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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 15 hours ago by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

Island to operate seaplanes is four islands of "Andaman and Nicobar Island" and became the first Island of India to operate the flow of seaplanes.

Which will be the 1st Island to operate seaplanes?

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the seaplane operations from Island under the policy of ‘UDAN-3’ (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik). The Island connected through seaplane under the scheme is Campbell Bay, Car Nicobar, Havelock, Neil, Hutbay, Diglipur, and Long Island. The very first seaplane could run within Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Apart from these Island, the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Shatrunjay Dam in Gujarat, Umrangso Reservoir in Assam, Guwahati River Front in Assam, Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand, Erai Dam in Maharashtra, Khindsi Dam in Maharashtra, and Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Telangana have been selected to facilitate travel by seaplanes.

Under the scheme the SpiceJet and Andaman Airways Pvt. Ltd. are two airlines which have been selected to fly between Andaman and Nicobar Islands. UDAN scheme by the Indian Government was launched in the year 2017 to make traveling through Airways cheap and affordable for the common man. The Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) helps Airlines to start to operate over the routes that were either underserved or not served at all in the past many years.

The major aim of the scheme is to connect all the major cities with the tier-II and tier-III cities at a minimum price of Rs. 2,500 on each one-hour flight. However, the government’s open bidding under the 3rd phase of its connectivity of regions scheme, UDAN-3, on November 2018, had received a total of 111 proposals from different 15 Airlines.

The UDAN scheme following the operation of Seaplanes which are usually used in Mauritius and Maldives is a part of the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme. In addition to this, Port Blair has been declared as an authorized immigration check post for entry or exit from India with having a valid travel document for all the classes of passengers or travelers.