Civil Aviation Ministry has so far operationalised 274 UDAN routes that have connected 45 airports and three heliports
NEW DELHI || The Narendra Modi led union government has approved 78 new routes under the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme - Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik, UDAN. This an official said on Thursday, was to further enhance the connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country.
Civil Aviation Ministry said, North East Region, Hilly States and Islands have been given priority in the approval process for the new routes. A statement said, 29 served, eight unserved and two under-served airports have been included in the list for approved rout
The Ministry further said that with this now a total of 766 routes have been sanctioned so far under the UDAN scheme. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Usha Padhee said, the Ministry had launched the 4th round of UDAN in December last year with a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, Hilly States and Islands.
She said, the awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN - 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central Government. Under UDAN 4, chopper and seaplane operations have also been incorporated. Since its inception, Civil Aviation Ministry has so far operationalised 274 UDAN routes that have connected 45 airports and three heliports.