UDAN Scheme: 22 new flights started under the Scheme in 3 days

New Delhi: A total of 22 new flights have been operationalised in the last three days under the UDAN scheme, in a constant effort of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) to connect the unconnected regions.

As part of the operation, the first direct flight from Shillong (Meghalaya) to Agartala (Tripura) under the UDAN scheme was flagged off on March 30 after the successful commencement of the flight operations on Shillong (Meghalaya)- Silchar (Assam) route, the same day.

On March 28, 2021, 18 new flights were operationalised on routes such as Gorakhpur-Lucknow, Kurnool-Bangalore, Kurnool-Vishakhapatnam, Kurnool-Chennai, Agra-Bangalore, Agra-Bhopal, Prayagraj-Bhubaneswar and Prayagraj-Bhopal route

Till date, 57 unserved and underserved airports (including 5 heliports + 2 water aerodrome) with 347 routes have been operationalised under UDAN across the length and breadth of India, Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

The operationalisation of these routes aligns with the objectives of UDAN scheme to strengthen the aerial network of the country, create affordable, yet economically viable and profitable air travel on regional routes.


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