Monday, January 01, 2018

Bareilly to be covered under 2nd phase of regional connectivity plan

Bareilly:  Uttar Pradesh government has notified that Nath Nagari civil enclave terminal of Bareilly will be covered under the second phase bidding of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN of the ministry of civil aviation. However, the date of the bidding is yet to be decided.
Bareilly, Allahabad, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Hindon, Jhansi, Moradabad, Muirpur (Sonbhadra) and Shravasti will be covered under the second phase of RCS.
In first phase bidding, Agra and Kanpur in the state will be covered, said SP Gangwar, special secretary of civil aviation department, UP government. Officials said airlines will be provided several concessions and facilities to operate flights within the state. These include reimbursement of state GST on tickets for the next three years, no parking charges or night halt charges of aircraft at government-run airports and other concessions.
Meanwhile, Bareilly's district magistrate RV Singh said construction of a boundary wall of the civil enclave was in full swing and flights from Bareilly were likely to start from March.
In a bid to attract airlines, UP government has drafted a civil aviation promotion policy under which certain incentives will be extended to the airlines. For small aircraft with a 20-seat capacity and connecting Lucknow with divisional headquarters through a direct flight, up to 300 seats per month per one-way trip will be underwritten for three years.
Similarly, for aircraft having passenger seat capacity of more than 20, up to 360 seats per month per one-way trip will be underwritten for three years from the date of commencement of operations.
01/01/18 Pankul Sharma/Times of India