Centre Identifies 24 Airports, Helipads To Enhance Air Connectivity In Kashmir And North East India Under Phase-II Of UDAN


Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik

In a move to increase air connectivity and boost low-cost flights between remote, strategic areas such as Jammu and Kashmir and North East India under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), the Centre has identified airports and helipads in Phase-II of Narendra Modi’s project launched this year.

According to The Indian Express, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has identified 24 airports and helipads for Phase-II of the RCS. Nine airports have been identified in Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China, five each in Assam and Manipur, two in Jammu and Kashmir and, one each in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Sikkim. Bidding for these routes under Phase-II began on 24 August.

In the first round of bidding, 128 routes that would connect 70 airports were awarded to five airlines and some of them are yet to start operations, reported PTI. Read More…

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