Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Phase-I of air connectivity under UDAN scheme by Sept: Raju

Chennai: The government expects to connect 33 destinations on 128 routes by five airline operators under the UDAN scheme by September, Union Civil Aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today.
With the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), also called UDAN or “Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik”, the government aims to connect 45 unserved and under-served airports and make flying affordable by capping fares at Rs 2,500 per seat/hour.
Five airlines were awarded 128 routes under the scheme in March after a bidding process.
Prime Minister Narendra had on April 27 inaugurated the maiden Shimla-New Delhi flight under the RCS.
“By September, we are expecting that the 33 destinations will be connected,” he told reporters here.
21/06/17 PTI/