The Centre has received “strong response” from different air service providers for regional connectivity soon after the DoNER Ministry announced the country’s first-ever air dispensary in the North East.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has confirmed that the government has received a “strong response” to its second round of request for proposals for its Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).
The North East is all set to get India’s first-ever air dispensary on a helicopter and the DoNER has already contributed Rs 25 crore as part of the initial funding, Minister Jitendra Singh had announced earlier.
Seventeen operators have submitted 141 proposals which cover 502 routes, including 161 in the priority areas of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and eight states of the North East, Raju said. Read More…