Why the scheme is in the news?
On April 21, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) launched the fifth phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to enhance accessibility to India’s regional areas. The MoCA has released a bid document, inviting airlines to bid on various routes as part of the fifth round of bidding for its regional connectivity scheme UDAN.
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Ministry: – Ministry of Civil Aviation (India)
Launch Year: – 21 October 2016
Implementing Body: – Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd (MADCL)
- Operationalization and development of 425 underserved or unserved airports in the country
- Boost inclusive economic development by providing faster connectivity
- Development of air transport infrastructure in remote areas aiding job growth
The target of the Scheme: – Govt sets target to operationalize 100 airports by 2024
Beneficiaries: – Citizens of our country
Budget Allocation: – 1244 crore
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