NELLORE: The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (MoPSW) have signed a MoU for development of seaplane services in the country on June 15.
Minister of state for civil aviation (MoCA) Gen (Dr) VK Singh disclosed this while responding to a question from Adala Prabhakar Reddy, Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy and several other members on Thursday.
The minister informed that the MoU envisages development of non-scheduled/scheduled operation of Seaplane services within India’s territorial jurisdiction. It aims to enhance seamless connectivity by promoting eco-friendly transportation through seaplanes while also giving fillip to the tourism industry.
Singh said that the pact will expedite development of new water aerodromes and operationalisation of new seaplane routes.
States and UTs will execute landside activities while MoCA as a nodal ministry will coordinate with the stakeholders.