Lake Tehri In India May See Seaplanes Soon
The Uttarakhand Government in India recently gave its nod to run seaplanes on the Tehri lake as part of the states strategy to develop an artificial water- reservoir as a tourist destination. The decision was made at the Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and first planes are supposedly planned to operate within 2019.
Addressing the press and media, minister Madan Kaushik said the initiative had been taken under the Centre’’s UDAN scheme. A memorandum of understanding is due to be signed at the Uttarakhand Government and the Airports Authority of India. State government is in the process of arranging for a 2.5 acre lot around the lake to be dedicated to the project. 70% of the required funding is supposed to be covered by the Center.
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Tehri Lake has been projected as the next adventure sports destination in Uttarakhand and has been gaining popularity among tourists. The 42 square kilometer area of Tehri Lake is adequate to host number of water activities such as jet skiing, power boating, banana rides, surfing and seaplanes. Apart from that, paragliding and hot air balloon rides are also offered at Tehri Lake.
Editors Note: We here at Seaplanemagazine.com can’t wait to see both… lots of seaplanes flying and India- and the country of India finally realizing and capitalizing on its incredible potential to boost its tourism standing with the things we call home. #TheFutureOfSeaplanes is our motto – after all.