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NEED TRANSPARENT UDAN: AIR PASSENGER’S ASSOCIATION

Why in News?

  • The Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) wants the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) — to be fine tuned and recalibrated

Details:

UDAN: Regional Connectivity Scheme 
for common man 
Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik 
(UDAN) envisages to provide 
connectivity to un-served and 
under-served airports 
Under Plan 
Projects 144 
Cost 79,189 crore 
Under Execution 
Projects 49 
Cost 31,953 crore 
21 Oct, 2016 
27 April, 2017 
Civil Aviation Minister 
P Ashok Gajapathi Raju 
launched UDAN 
SCHEME 1 
45 Regional Airports 
connecting 128 routes 
PM Narendra Modi 
flags off first UDAN flight 
To provide connectivity to 
Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities 
SCHEME 2 
109 Regional Airports 
connecting 325 routes 
• Map not to scale 
UNION 
Some of the Airlines 
which are part of 
this programme 
IndiGo 
HA BUDGET 
JET AIRWAYS 
: spic4et
  • In his outlook for 2020, APAI president D. Sudhakara Reddy said there was a growing cacophony of claims by airlines about poor bottom lines and other difficulties being faced by them, which are unsubstantiated
  • There are 449 airports in the country including helipads.
  • A majority of the unserved and underserved airports are in this category, the APAI president said.
  • Those with scheduled services, sometimes, see footfalls as few as 7,000



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