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UDAN Scheme For Regional Air Connectivity Details Aim Purpose



UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) RCS Scheme- Details, Features, Aim, Purpose

The Government of India launched the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) RCS which aims to get more people to fly in the smaller towns.

UDAN RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) was launched in October 2016 to develop the regional aviation market.

UDAN scheme is a vital component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP), 2016. It aims to make flying affordable by providing connectivity to un-served and under-served airports of the country through the revival of existing airstrips and airports so that persons in regional towns are able to take affordable flights.

UDAN scheme is applicable on flights covering the distance between 200 km and 800 km with no lower limit set for hilly, remote, island and security sensitive regions. It seeks to reserve a minimum number of UDAN seats i.e. seats at subsidized rates and also cap fare for short distance flights.

UDAN scheme has a unique market-based model to develop regional connectivity. It has Viability Gap Funding (VDF) mechanism to meet the VGF requirements under the scheme. Airports Authority of India (AAI) is implementing agency of the scheme.


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