Friday, July 10, 2020

UDAN has failed to take off – The govt must give it a relook

In 2016, during the Modi government’s first term, the country saw its first National Civil Aviation Policy. Integral to the policy was the regional connectivity scheme, aptly named the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN) scheme. The scheme itself was launched with much fanfare including the slogan “from hawai chappal to hawai-jahaz”. Put simply, it incentivised airlines to fly to under-served airports. The goal: connecting all parts of India. Yet, three years and four airline failures later, the jury is out on whether the scheme has delivered the desired outcomes.
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