Udan 4.zero able to go, 78 regional routes added

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 26

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has stated Udan 4.zero was prepared for launch and 78 further routes could be awarded on this part to ascertain air connectivity to a number of unserved locations.

The Udan scheme is framed to supply monetary incentives from the Centre, state governments and airport operators to pick airways to encourage operations from unserved and underserved airports at reasonably priced airfares.

“Udan 4.0 is ready to go. Seventy-eight additional routes have now been approved, taking the total number of sanctioned routes to 766,” tweeted Puri. He stated 18 unserved or underserved airports could be linked to main cities, together with Delhi, Kolkata and Kochi.

The authorities launched the Udan scheme in 2016 to enhance regional connectivity. At least half of the seats in Udan flights are provided at subsidised fares and the taking part carriers are offered a specific amount of viability hole funding, an quantity shared between the Centre and the state involved.

Launched in 2016

  • Launched in 2016, the Centre has awarded 766 routes underneath Udan scheme
  • The goal is to enhance regional connectivity to unserved or underserved airports
  • The 78 routes will trigger approximate month-to-month viability hole funding outflow of Rs15 crore

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