Friday, October 27, 2017

Assam CM plea to extend UDAN scheme

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today requested Union civil aviation minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju to extend UDAN Scheme to connect capitals of ASEAN and South Asian countries with Guwahati.

Sonowal also urged Raju to ensure that Guwahati becomes the regional aviation hub in the light of the Act East Policy and Prime Minister's vision for North East as the new engine of new India. "The capitals of ASEAN and South Asian countries are within two hours flying time, we propose that Udan scheme may be tweaked to cover all destinations within two hours flying time from Guwahati, making the capital city as the regional aviation hub", Sonowal said when he called on the Union minister at New Delhi.
26/10/17 Echo of India