Seaplanes to be introduced in Kerala to attract tourists

Published on: 12 Dec, 2012
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Travel News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

11 December 2012

Kerala Tourism will introduce seaplanes and special bogies in trains to attract visitors to the state, a minister said Tuesday.”We have got proposals for seaplane operations from five operators and now the state government is putting in place the exact locations where the landing jetties need to come on water bodies. This we expect to be operational by January 31 next year,” Tourism Minister A.P. Anilkumar told IANS.

The state government wants to set up jetties from where seaplanes can land and take-off — each at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Kochi.”The tourists normally arrive in airports here and Kochi. Kollam and Alappuzha are presently the most sought after destinations which have houseboats and are the pristine destinations for holidaying,” added Anilkumar.

For special railway bogies, the tourism department has zeroed down on two trains — Trivandrum-Kozhikode Jan Shatabdi Express and the Maveli Express that run between Mangalore and the capital city.


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