Prime Minister Narendra Modi today travelled in a sea-plane from Sabarmati river in the city to Dharoi dam in Mehsana district, the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country.
PM Modi’s return journey would also be by the same sea-plane.
“Tomorrow for the first time in the history of the country a sea-plane will land on the Sabarmati river. I will go to Ambaji in the sea-plane after landing in Dharoi dam and come back,” Modi announced at a poll rally on Monday.
“Our party had planned my road show. However, the administration has not given permission and I had time so I decided to go to Ambaji in the sea-plane,” Modi said.
“We cannot have airports everywhere, so our government has planned to have these sea-planes,” Modi said.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said this is for the first time in the history of the country that a sea-plane will land on a water body and that will be the Sabarmati river.
” He will visit Ambaji temple and come back from Dharoi to Sabarmati in the same plane,” Rupani said