Good News Folks! Let’s get straight into the news before you guys will start guessing! After few days it’s not only Bhubaneswar which will have an airport but also 4 new places in Odisha to get their first ever airport this year. Airport Authority of India(AAI) received 43 initial proposals from 11 bidders for 190 routes under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN & planing to start the function from this February. Yes! this Feb.
Odisha are expected to have flight operations from next month in a phased manner. But don’t you worry about the ticket price, if you think that it’s nearly impossible to bear a flight ticket.
The government’s ambitious UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik) scheme, under which fares have been capped at Rs 2,500 for a one-hour flight, aims at boosting air connectivity to and from unserved and under-served airports and making flying more affordable.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that the “game changer” and “step change” UDAN scheme would boost the national and regional aviation in the country. After this game changing decision the number of total number of operational airports in the country will jump to 118 from 75 now. UDAN, which would be in place for 10 years, was launched in October 2016 and seeks to provide connectivity to unserved and under-served regions through revival of existing air strips and airports.
The places that are shortlisted to have their airport are Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda, Jeypore, Rourkela and Utkela (Kalahandi). The bids for the routes would be finalized by February 3. Now before the plane lands, start planning a vacation this summer !
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