Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MoCA Announces UDAN Round 3 Results

In a bid to further boost the aviation sector, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Commerce recently announced the results of UdeDeshKaAamNaagrik (UDAN) Scheme. Addressing the media, the minister also handed over the letters of award to successful Airlines.

According to a statement, “Following two successful rounds of bidding, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched the largest bidding round under the highly successful UDAN Scheme, also integrating a number of iconic tourism sites in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism.”

Key Features of UDAN 3 included: Inclusion of Tourism Routes under UDAN 3 in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism; Inclusion of Seaplanes for connecting Water Aerodromes, and; Bringing in a number of routes in the North-East Region under the ambit of UDAN

AAI invited interested bidders/airline operators to submit their Initial Proposals under the provisions of UDAN 3 on November 2, 2018 followed by a meeting with various potential bidders on 6th November 2018. The deadline for submitting the Initial Proposals was December 18, 2018.
AAI subsequently invited interested bidders to submit counter proposals against various Initial Proposals from December 19, 2018 onwards. The last date for submission of Counter Proposals was 28th December 2018. This was followed by the opening and scrutiny of technical bids, and financial bids, for Initial Proposals as well as Counter Proposals.

RN Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) told the gathering that the response received from the operators is very encouraging. Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of UDAN, received 111 Initial Proposals and 17 Counter Proposals from 15 bidders covering more than 350 UDAN Routes. “Proposals connecting 13 Water Aerodromes and more than 40 tourism routes were also received as part of the bidding process”, he said.
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