Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN version 3.0 of Ministry of Civil Aviation, the routes connecting the following six water aerodrome sites have been awarded to start seaplane and helicopter services:-
- Guwahati River Front
- Nagarjuna Sagar
- Sabarmati River Front
- Shatrunjay Dam
- Statue of Unity (Sardar Sarovar Dam)
- Umrangso Reservoir
So far there is no proposal to start seaplane and helicopter operations on 1680 km. length of Ganga river for passenger transport.
The Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan gave this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday.