Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday claimed that the state would be the first in the country to put amphibious aircraft into service which will lead to increased connectivity with the North East region. For boosting the regional air connectivity, Assam will introduce this special amphibious aircraft that is designed by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday witnessed a demonstration of an amphibious aircraft at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati.
According to state government statement, the aircraft has been designed for the 21st century which can take off and land both from short, unimproved strips and water bodies.
Such a ground-breaking initiative will be the first in the country and it has been thought of to be introduced in Assam to improve regional air connectivity. Once the aircraft is introduced the smaller places which have hitherto remained unconnected due to infrastructural bottleneck can be brought into flying map.
Sonowal said that when introduced the aircraft will lead to speedy development of Assam and North East. He also termed the aircraft will be helpful in achieving Narendra Modi’s dream of regional connectivity.
“Assam is tipped to the be first in the country where amphibious aircraft would be put into service and once operated the service of aircraft besides being helpful in improving the economy of the state, would also revolutionize the connectivity of the region, Sonowal added.