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Udan scheme: 35 lakh passengers flown under the initiative, says govt

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About 35 Lakh passengers flown under Udan regional connectivity scheme till date, according to a statement released by the Aviation Ministry today stated. Since the smaller airports have been connected to various big cities, the scheme has a direct bearing on major airports, the statement said.

Udan scheme: 35 lakh passengers flown under the initiative, says govt
About 35 Lakh passengers flown under Udan regional connectivity scheme till date, according to a statement released by the Aviation Ministry on Monday. Since the smaller airports have been connected to various big cities, the scheme has a direct bearing on major airports, the statement said.
The ministry said that the travelling time has reduced drastically and public at large have benefited for various purposes such as tourism, medical emergencies and religious shrines, etc.
At least Rs 304.49 crore has been spent to upgrade existing and new airports from April to November, 2019. Under UDAN scheme, Belgaum, Prayagraj, Kishangarh, Hubli&Jharsuguda were the busiest airports, it said.
The statement said: “A new air traffic flow management control and command center (ATFM-CCC) with state of art displays has been operationalised at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi in June, 2019.”
In May 2019, Boeing and the Airports Authority of India signed a technical assistance agreement for developing a comprehensive 10- year communication, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) modernisation road map for India, it said.
Besides that, digital initiatives such as DigiSky, an online portal has been launched for flying civil drones, eGCA, E-sahaj, DigiYatra, Air Sewa, among others, were taken, the ministry said.

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