UDAN Funding: Government brings down levy to Rs 5,000

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The government has decided to reduce the regional air connectivity levy charged from airlines flying on major routes to a uniform rate of Rs 5,000 per flight. To fund the ambitious regional connectivity scheme — UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) — the Civil Aviation Ministry is collecting a levy of up to Rs 8,500 per departure from airlines operating in major domestic routes, including Mumbai and Delhi.

According to a senior official, the ministry has decided to bring down the levy amount to a uniform rate of Rs 5,000 per flight on major routes. Read more

Credits:financialexpress.com

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