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The Ministry of Civil Aviation’s flagship program Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) has accomplished 5 years of success because the launch of it first flight on 21 October 2016. The primary purpose of the scheme has been connecting small and medium cities with massive cities by air service.
The bold scheme has offered air connectivity to greater than 29 States/UTs with the initiation of 425 new routes. The UDAN scheme has benefited over 1 crore passengers as on 4 August 2022 and the federal government is anticipating 40 crore travellers by Civil Aviation in India in subsequent 4 years.
Jyotiraditya Scindia the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India stated: (*4*);
220 locations (airports/heliports/water aerodromes) underneath UDAN are focused to be accomplished by 2026 with 1,000 routes to offer air connectivity to unconnected locations within the nation. Under UDAN, 954 routes have already been awarded to attach 156 airports.
From simply 74 operational airports in 2014, the quantity has jumped as much as 141 by now, in line with the ministry. 68 underserved/unserved locations which embody 58 Airports, 8 Heliports and a pair of Water Aerodromes have been linked underneath the scheme.
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