Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Indore-Gwalior-Delhi flight under Udan scheme

Indore: Under recently launched ‘Udan’ scheme, the city will be connected to Gwalior with a Indore-Gwalior-New Delhi flight. Gwalior has been identified as under-served airport. ATR plane service would be started by Alliance Air likely by September. The fare of Indore-Gwalior would be Rs 2500.

Udan scheme is a component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released on June 15, 2016 and launched on April 27 by PM Narendra Modi in Shimla. Udan, a scheme with slogan of ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (Let fly common men of the country), is an endeavor to make regional connectivity easy with flights covering distances up to 800 km through a market-based mechanism.

Aviation sources inform that following a study ministry of civil avaition had identified 43 cities which are either underserved or unserved. In Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior airport was identified as under-served one. Thus it has been listed for tapping under regional connectivity scheme (RCS). Gwalior is being linked with two commercially potential cities Indore and New Delhi. Thus a flight would be started connecting Gwalior with Indore and New Delhi.
02/05/17 Manish Upadhyay/Free Press Journal