Sunday, September 09, 2018

UDAN can improve connectivity to tourist places, says AAI ED

Visakhapatnam: The tenure of the UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Nagrik), also known as Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), is three years. All concessions would be extended to the airline operators till then, and after that the airlines would have to sustain themselves, Executive Director, RCS, Airports Authority of India (AAI) G.K. Chaukiyal has said.

Responding to the observations of R. Srikrishna, Associate Vice President of IndiGo and D. Heman Reddy, Regional Manager (South) of SpiceJet, at the business session on “Regional Connectivity under Udaan Scheme” organised as part of the IATO conference here on Saturday, Mr. Chaukiyal was optimistic that most of the routes under UDAN would be sustained. But, if they don’t, the funding would be stopped.
He said that around 260 parking bays would be developed at airports all over India, under RCS and many of them were under construction. Agreeing with the observation of Mr. Heman Reddy, the ED (RCS) of AAI, said that MoUs were already signed with the respective State governments for provision of cheaper transport options from the airports to the respective city or town. The execution of the same was the responsibility of the State government concerned.
08/09/18 The Hindu