New Delhi: Government is all set to finalise routes under the third phase of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme which will help in lowering down the fare of international flights.
According to reports, Government has already received over 100 proposals under the third phase of UDAN scheme. Assam will connected internationally under the UDAN scheme through services to Bangkok, Thailand, Kathmandu. Bihar State airports will international extension by connecting to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. As per the source Chennai may also get the international flight to Singapore.
Government has introduced UDAN scheme in 2016 to make air travel affordable for people through subsidised ticket rates and to provide air connectivity to smaller towns. The scheme also aims to connect major cities with tier-II and tier-III cities at a price of Rs 2,500 per one-hour flight.
Five airlines got permission to fly on 128 regional routes in the first phase of the bidding in March 2017, and 15 airlines on 325 regional routes, including those having chopper operations, in the second phase in January last year.