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UDAN includes Helicopter, smaller aircraft services to North East and hilly areas

 

 

Helicopters and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas north-east, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Under UDAN scheme in Round II

The Centre is planning to start helicopter and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas north-east, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under UDAN scheme in Round II.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in Chennai inform that Under the UDAN round 2, special consideration has been given to hilly areas, north-east, Andaman and Nicobar Islands to operate helicopters and smaller aircraft.

Under the first round, the government able to add around 30 new airports.

As in August 2017, the Government had announced increasing viability gap funding for helicopter operators and allowing smaller planes, among other concessions, under the regional air connectivity scheme.

The second phase of UDAN seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable with fares capped at Rs. 2,500 (one-hour flights).


 

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