UDAN Scheme Current Affairs, GK & News

5 years of UDAN Scheme

Regional Connectivity Scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) has successfully completed 5 years. This scheme was initiated in 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched first flight under UDAN on April 27, 2017. The scheme aims to connect small and medium cities with big cities through air service. In the ..

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RCS UDAN- First flight between Delhi-Khajuraho

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, recently flagged off the first direct flight between Delhi and heritage city of Khajuraho. Key Facts With the start of this flight, a total of 405 routes would be operationalized under UDAN-RCS scheme. under the RCS-UDAN 3.0, SpiceJet was awarded with the Delhi-Khajuraho-Delhi route. SpiceJet will operate ..

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UDAN 4.1: First direct flight on Shillong-Dibrugarh route

Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, inaugurated the first direct flight on Shillong–Dibrugarh sector on October 26, 2021. Key Points This flight was made operational under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN). In September 2021, Shillong airport witnessed more than 5000 passengers. Why connectivity to Shillong is significant? Shillong is one ..

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Government unveils 100-day plan for Civil Aviation Sector

Union minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, announced a 100-day plan for India’s civil aviation sector on September 9, 2021. Highlights Minister also unveiled policy measures and development of airports & heliports. This plan would focus on 16 areas. Out of these, 8 is related to policy and 4 is related to reforms. As per ..

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Rajya Sabha passed AERA (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Rajya Sabha passed Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on August 4, 2021. Highlights Bill was tabled by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and was passed in the Lok Sabha in June 2021. Now, it will be sent to the President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent. Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of ..

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780 New Air Traffic Routes Approved under UDAN

The Government of India announced that it has approved 780 new air traffic routes under the UDAN regional air connectivity scheme. Key Points Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informed the Lok Sabha that after the launch of the scheme, 359 routes has been opened in the country. 59 new airports have been established under the ..

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