Sunday, May 07, 2017

Govt sets out to 'refine' UDAN framework

New Delhi: The government is looking to "refine" the present norms for regional air connectivity scheme as it prepares for the second round of bidding in three months, according to a senior official.
While the scheme became operational after the first flight from Shimla to the national capital, the authorities have started the groundwork to comprehensively review its framework, including those relating to the number of seats and exclusivity period for an airline.
The ambitious scheme -- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) -- seeks to connect un-served and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable for the masses.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said efforts are on to refine the norms for bidding under the scheme.
The national airport operator is the nodal agency for UDAN.
07/05/17 PTI/Times of India