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Govt planning airboat service from Varanasi to Prayagraj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre is planning to start an airboat service from to for the next year, Road Transport and Gadkari said Wednesday.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, he said a Russian company is expected to start the service.

The airboat, the said, will have an engine of a vehicle and carry 16 people at a time.

It can cruise up to 80 kilometers per hour and requires a depth of only 10 centimeters, he said.

"We are planning to start the service by January 26," Gadkari said.

A 1,680 kilometers-waterway connects with Haldia.

will begin in on January 15, 2019.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:45 IST