The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is looking to construct a minimum of 100 airports, waterdromes, and heliports across the country by 2024. This will be done as a part of the regional air connectivity scheme. This will help India’s aviation sector to get a massive boost in the coming years. The fourth anniversary of the regional air connectivity scheme was commemorated on Wednesday. The scheme has been named UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik). The UDAN initiative of the Modi government is targeted to offer inexpensive, economically viable, as well as lucrative air travel on regional routes.
Across the length and breadth of India, more than 50 unserved and underserved airports (including five heliports) with 285 routes have been added. This has been done as a part of the regional air connectivity scheme. The officials of UDAN have urged the airlines to implement marketing initiatives so that more people can take benefit from the regional air connectivity scheme. As per the AAI Chairman Arvind Singh, the authority is dedicated to developing the infrastructure needed for the UDAN scheme across the nation. The Modi government has recognized the role of the regional air connectivity initiative.
As a result, he identified the day of October 21 as UDAN Day. On this day, the UDAN document was released for the first time. The UDAN initiative is a Government of India’s leading program that aims to provide an exclusive opportunity to a man in the street to fly at a reasonable price. The regional air connectivity has played a crucial role in adding new airports as well as routes to India’s aviation landscape.
Courtesy: Financial Express