Seaplane taxiing for take-off in Kerala


Seaplanes may take off from lakes in Kerala as they have got the go-ahead of an expert committee.

A government-appointed panel has concluded that seaplanes will not impact the ecosystem and fisheries and can be operated from the Vembanad and Ashtamudi lakes.

The panel headed by Tourism Secretary Suman Billa submitted the report to the Chief Minister on Wednesday. It had B. Madhusoodana Kurup, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences; K.G. Padmakumar, former Associate Director of Research, Regional Agriculture Research Station, Kumarakom; K. Madhu, Principal Scientist, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi; and S. Anil Kumar, Managing Director, Kerala Tourism Infrastructure Limited, as members.

Full report here Hindu


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