On the last day of campaigning for the second and last phase of the Gujarat Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today has planned a spectacle for all- a seaplane ride from Sabarmati.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has boarded India's first seaplane from Sabarmati riverfront and is enroute Dharoi Dam in Mehsana district- from where he will head to offer prayers at the Ambaji Temple .
Terming it as "Development that Congress can't even imagine," the Prime Minister on Monday in a rally said, "As many as 106 such waterways have been planned in the country."
His return journey would also be by the same seaplane at 2:30pm.
Addressing a rally on Monday, PM also explained , "We cannot have airports everywhere, so our government has planned to have these seaplanes."
The campaigning today for the Gujarat Assembly poll second-phase closes at 5pm for 93 constituencies.
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1:18PM: Prime Minister offers prayers at Ambaji Temple.
1:07PM: Prime Minister reaches Ambaji Temple.
12:33PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to the Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha.
11:40AM: After a red carpet welcome at Dharoi Dam, Prime Minister is now on his way to the Ambaji Temple.
11:40AM: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari calls Modi's seaplane ride 'historic' and,"It will be a big revolution in the transport sector as India has huge potential."
11: 34AM: PM Narendra Modi's seaplane reaches Dhaori Dam.
11:34AM: The Prime Minister on his way to the Ambaji Temple will hold an hour-long roadshow.
10:51AM: India's first seaplane takes flight from the Sabarmati riverfront. A dedicated take off route has been given to the plane.
10:41AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Sabarmati riverfront.
10: 30AM: Last minute arrangements underway at the Sabarmati riverfront from where PM Modi will take off for Ambaji Temple.
About the seaplane: The seaplane model Quest Kodiak 100 can take off within 300 meters.
The seaplane is currently taking short trips before Modi reaches the Sabarmati riverfront.
9: 25AM: Scheduled road shows of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi in Ahmedabad have been cancelled. The police has refused permission on the grounds of security and traffic congestion.
9:00AM: The sea-plane that Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel in is a six-seater aircraft, that weighs about 700kg and can carry up to 1100 kg.
#Visuals from #Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via sea plane, today. After that, he will offer prayers at Ambaji pic.twitter.com/uLXscbmbCS
- ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2017