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India’s first commercial seaplane services begin

The first commercial flight of the much-awaited seaplane services will take off for Pawana dam in Lonavala from today (August 25), in Mumbai.

The first commercial flight of the much-awaited seaplane services will take off for Pawana dam in Lonavala from today (August 25), in Mumbai. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The services, which have been put off several times in the past, will be launched by the private operator Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd (Mehair) in association with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The city-based operator pioneered the launch of seaplanes operations in the country in January 2011 when it rolled out services in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The amphibian planes will eventually connect Mumbai with multiple tourist destinations in the state, adjacent to four suitable water bodies even though there are no runways at these destinations. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The fares for these services have been fixed at Rs. 2,999 per person for one one way journey. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Seaplane takes off. (Source: Express photo by Pavan Khengre)