Now Everyone Can Fly: Modi Launches Cheapest Flight Plans Starting From 2,500. Know The Detail


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on Thursday the ‘Udan’ scheme which is aimed at boosting regional connectivity with low-cost flights.

Udan is short for Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik, which loosely translates as “let the common man fly”. The regional connectivity scheme is intended to connect small towns by air.

He will flag off a flight on Shimla-Delhi sector as also on Kadapa-Hyderabad and the Nanded-Hyderabad sectors, the PMO said on Wednesday.

“Airfare for a 1-hour journey of appx. 500 km on a fixed wing aircraft or for a 30-minute journey on a helicopter would be capped at Rs. 2,500,” the PMO said. “This with proportionate pricing for routes of different stage lengths and flight duration,” it said.

According to an official statement, 24 airports in the western region, 17 in the northern region, 11 in the southern region, 12 in east and six in north-eastern parts of the country are proposed to be connected under this scheme. Under this programme, the government intends to connect 45 unserved and under-served airports.

Five airlines were awarded 128 routes under the scheme last month after a bidding process, PTI reported.

On each flight, 50 percent of the seats would have a cap of Rs 2,500 per seat/hour. Airline Allied Services would operate on 15 routes, SpiceJet 11, Turbo Megha Airways 18, Air Deccan 34 and Air Odisha Aviation 50.

The viability gap funding amount is estimated to be around Rs 205 crore per annum.

This will be his first visit to Shimla after becoming the Prime Minister. He had visited the capital of Himachal Pradesh last in 2003 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

udan scheme

udan scheme

udan scheme

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