Shipping and Civil Aviation Ministry signs pact for development of Seaplane services in India


Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Civil Aviation have signed pact for development of Seaplane services in India.

As per the pact, a co-ordination committee with officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shipping Ministry and Tourism Ministry is to be set up for timely completion of operationalisation of Seaplane services at various locations.

Shipping Ministry would identify and develop water front infrastructure of Aerodromes/ locations and obtain required statutory clearances /approvals in coordination with Civil Aviation Ministry, DGCA and AAI by defining the timelines for all activities involved in the development of facilities for starting Seaplane operations.

Civil Aviation Ministry would carry out bidding and select potential airlines operators.