Friday, April 28, 2017

Air travel gets easier, affordable

Minister for Marketing C. Adinarayana Reddy on Thursday said the launch of the Kadapa-Hyderabad flight by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagarik’ (UDAN) scheme’s regional connectivity service would help rural people travel by air at cheaper fare.

Long distances would be covered in less time, he said, and urged the people of Kadapa district to avail themselves of the facility.

The Prime Minister flagged off the service via video-conferencing from Shimla.

He also flagged off the Shimla-Delhi and Nanded-Hyderabad services.

The UDAN was a unique scheme of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr. Modi asserted, and added that a fare of Rs. 2,500 would be charged for a distance of 500 km to be covered in one hour in a fixed wing flight.

Air travel would be made more affordable to the common man by making 70 airports accessible to them from next year, he added.
28/04/17 The Hindu