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Shipping Ministry, MoCA sign pact to develop seaplane services in India

Two ministries of central government have signed a pact to start seaplane services across India. Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Civil Aviation for this project in the presence of their respective ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday.

This MoU envisages developing non-scheduled and scheduled operation of seaplane services within territorial jurisdiction of India. Under this agreement, seaplane services will be developed as a part of the RCN-UDAN initiative of the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Civil Aviation Ministry, Shipping Ministry and Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL) will consider operationalising seaplane operating routes as identified by various agencies. A co-ordination committee comprising officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Tourism will be set up for timely rollout of seaplane services at…

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