Saturday, November 09, 2019

Big air connectivity for Indians! UDAN 3.0 affordable flights connect 70 new routes

New Delhi: Big air connectivity boost across India! RCS (regional connectivity scheme)- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) provides air connectivity to the second tier, three-tier cities and is aimed at making air travel more accessible to the common man. The scheme was first launched in October 2016. The fare for flights for an around 1-hour trip of around 500 km on a fixed-wing aircraft or for 30-minute helicopter trip has been capped at Rs 2,500.

Following the success of RCS-UDAN 1.0 and RCS-UDAN 2.0, the RCS-UDAN 3.0 was launched. The key features of RCS-UDAN 3.0 were the inclusion of tourism routes under UDAN 3 in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism, the inclusion of seaplanes for connecting water aerodromes. Apart from these, a number of routes in the North-East Region under the ambit of UDAN have been brought in under RCS-UDAN 3.0. 235 routes comprising 189 RCS routes and 46 tourism routes would be connected across 29 states in the country under RCS-UDAN 3.0.
08/11/19 Debjit Sinha/Financial Express

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