Thursday, April 05, 2018

Economics Special: UDAN-II


The government has awarded 325 more routes to airlines as well as helicopter operators under its regional connectivity scheme (RCS) with an emphasis on enhancing flight services to hilly and remote areas, including Kargil. 
  • A total of 56 new airports and helipads are being connected to 36 existing aerodromes.
  • The routes have been awarded to 15 airlines and helicopter operators after the bidding process for second round of RCS, also known as UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), which aims to connect tier-2 and tier-3 cities and take flying to the masses. 
  • While helicopter operators did not show any interest in the first round of the RCS, four of them have been granted rights to fly on selected routes this time.