What is USP of Jal Hans services inagurated recently?
"This is the first time seaplane operations are being introduced in India. The scheme (aims to give) impetus to the tourism infrastructure in the islands," said an official statement.
The service will be operationalised under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Andaman and Nicobar administration and the state-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL).
"The operations will be on a 50:50 loss/profit sharing basis between PHHL and Andaman and Nicobar administration," the statement said.
Jal Hans, which will be operated through a Cessna 208A that has a capacity of eight passengers and two pilots, will connect capital Port Blair with Havelock Island and subsequently other islands in the North Andamans to promote tourism. ...more