Govt to restart regional air connectivity services under UDAN scheme
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Civil Aviation Ministry has decided to restart the regional air connectivity services under the UDAN scheme. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that preference will however be given to flights connecting North-East region, hill states, islands and other short haul routes. In a tweet, he said that the flights will be augmented under the scheme in a calibrated manner.
Civil Aviation ministry has said that all operational routes up to 500 km stage length, all operational helicopter routes and routes with no viability gap funding will be permitted to resume operations. Selected airline operators will also be allowed to operationalize the awarded routes under the UDAN scheme, including seaplanes on the permitted routes.