In New Delhi, the Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, inaugurated the regional connectivity scheme of common citizens of the country; which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi on 27 April 2017. The goal of this scheme is to provide air travel opportunities to the common man of the country. Keeping in view of the average man in India and to promote connectivity between small towns through the air, the UDAN scheme has been launched.
Ten Lines on Udan Scheme
1) Udan scheme is the first of its kind in the world to offer economically viable flights on regional airways.
2) The fare under this service will be reduced so that the areas deprived of air service can also be reached.
3) Under the scheme, the fare limit for 50 percent seats in such flights will be Rs 2,500 and in the case of the remaining, it will be based on the market-based price system.
4) Service provider airlines will get new routes and more passengers.
5) The UDAN scheme seeks to provide connectivity to existing airports in the service-less and under-served country by revamping existing airstrips and airports.
6) The fare limit will be Rs 2,500 for an hour journey of 500 kilometers by plane and 30 minutes by helicopter.
7) The government estimates that about Rs 200 crore subsidies will be required for 6.5 lakh seats annually on the scheme.
8) Udan is a scheme to connect small and medium towns of the country with big cities and economical air traffic facilities.
9) 'Udan' flights will be from 70 airports in the country. These include 27 busy, 12 under-utilized and 31 unused airports.
10) The Airports Authority of India will be responsible for implementing this scheme.
1) The main objective of this scheme is to increase regional connectivity through market forces and to provide the benefit of air travel to the common man at affordable prices.
2) Under the Udan scheme, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju proposed to add 70 airports in the country on 21 October 2016 in Delhi.
3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi duly launched the Udan scheme on 27 April 2017 in which 109 airports/helipads across the country were proposed to be added.
4) The flight scheme also includes 78 airports and 31 heliports or helipads and 325 more routes will be connected.
4) The first flight under this scheme was operated between Delhi and Shimla.
5) With the availability of air tickets at cheaper prices, more and more people will travel by air.
6) If you want to travel a short distance, then with the help of a flight plan, you can easily make your journey more affordable, economical and quicker at cheaper prices.
7) The most important thing about the UDAN scheme is that the customers will not have to pay any landing charge, parking charge, navigation, landing charge, etc.
8) Under this scheme, people will get more and more opportunities for employment.
9) State governments will also get the benefit of development under the UDAN scheme.
10) This will increase trade, commerce, and greater tourism expansion.
1) Udan scheme was launched by the Central Government of India, also known as the Regional Air Connection Scheme.
2) It is an effort taken by the government to provide air travel facility to the common people in less money.
3) The first flight to start under this scheme is to fly between Shimla to Delhi.
4) Under this scheme, a distance of 500 km will be covered in an hour and the ticket will cost Rs 2500.
5) New airports will be made at the places where airports have not been built yet.
6) According to the plan, the flights under this scheme will cover a maximum distance of 800 km.
7) This scheme is a part of the National Civil Aviation Policy, which was formally announced on 15th June 2016.
8) Through this scheme, State Governments will get the benefit of the development of remote areas.
9) This scheme will increase trade, commerce, and more tourism expansion.
10) Airport operators will also see an expansion of their business and more employment opportunities are available.
1) The Airports Authority of India will be responsible for implementing Udan Scheme.
2) No landing fee, parking fee will be levied on these flights.
3) State governments will have to provide security and fire fighting facilities and reduce the VAT by 1% on ATF.
4) Under the scheme, there is a system of subsidizing the airlines under Viability Gap Funding (VGF) in the event of a loss.
5) Under this scheme, the duration of travel in the case of fixed-wing aircraft is considered to be of one hour and in case of a helicopter for half an hour.
6) The government is planning to reopen the closed airports and for this, a budget of 4000 crores has also been passed.
7) 'Udaan' flights will be from 70 airports in the country these include 27 busy, 12 under-utilized and 31 unused airports.
8) The fare limit for 50% seats in such flights under the scheme will be Rs 2,500 and in the case of the remaining, it will be based on market-based pricing.
9) The plan has 16 proposals related to flying on one route, while 11 proposals have expressed a desire to connect more than one city.
10) The government estimates that about Rs 200 crore subsidies will be required for 6.5 lakh seats annually on the scheme.
Under the UDAN scheme launched by the Modi government, while the common people have got the opportunity to travel by air at cheaper rates, the flight has been started in many airports. Currently, 5 airlines are included under the UDAN scheme but in the coming time more and more airlines are likely to be added, which will develop the service of airplanes and at the same time, customers will also be available on a large scale.