Saturday, August 24, 2019

UDAN: Yet to Take Off?

In the last session of Parliament, the government acknowledged that only one-fourth of the air routes granted under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) or UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik- loosely translated to ‘every common man flies’) have become operational. Flights have commenced so far on merely 186 out of 705 RCS routes it had offered to airline operators so far, it said.
This raises the question whether the government has taken the prevailing situation where airlines are not operating on the RCS-UDAN routes into account.
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