Guwahati likely to be first city to get international flights under UDAN as Centre finalises bids for Dhaka, Bangkok routes

With the Centre finalising bids for the Guwahati-Dhaka and Guwahati-Bangkok routes, the Assam’s largest city is likely to be the first to be connected internationally under the UDAN scheme, a senior official said on Monday.

“We got the bids for two airports: Bangkok and Dhaka. For the remaining four, we got invalid bids. There was competition for these two cities. There was more than one bid. We have finalised the bid for Bangkok as well as Dhaka.

The file is already with the (aviation) minister, the day minister signs it, we will announce it,” said the official of the ministry of civil aviation. Under the UDAN scheme for affordable international connectivity, Assam government is likely to provide a subsidy of Rs 2,370 and Rs 4,400 for a certain number of seats on the flights operating on the Guwahati-Dhaka and Guwahati-Bangkok routes, respectively.

“For the last one year they (Assam) have been pursuing the ministry and they have committed the funds. They are keen that whatever money is there should be used to bid for six destinations. We got the bids for two airports Read More

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