UDAN scheme to increase number of airports by 50

The implementation of the regional air-connectivity scheme, UDAN, will see the number of operational airports in the country shoot up by over 50, while the cost of travelling will come down to as low as ₹2,500 for up to an hour of air journey, said Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation.


According Sinha, there are 75 small operational airports in the country, and this number will increase to over 125 with the successful implementation of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) the new scheme through which the government hopes to make flying viable to Tier II and III cities.


Source- The Indian Express
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