Friday, March 31, 2017

‘Centre to boost regional air connectivity in state’

Though no city from Bihar figured on the first list of airports covered under Udan scheme of government of India on Thursday, senior officials in state civil aviation directorate claimed that Patna, Bihta, Gaya, Purnia and Darbhanga airfields would be connected under the regional air connectivity scheme in the near future. Passengers would be able to fly at a fixed fare of Rs 2,500 per person for flight durations up to one hour.
Officials said airstrips at Bhagalpur, Kishanganj, Birpur, Valmiki Nagar, Rajgir and Gopalganj would also be developed to ensure their coverage under Udan scheme following a resolution taken in this regard by the state cabinet on Tuesday.
Union minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha announced on Thursday that 31 new cities across the country will be covered under Udan scheme and flight operations would commence from such cities within a month in first phase.
31/03/17 Piyush Tripathi/The Times Of India