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  • 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

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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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