UDAN Scheme: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

78 new routes added under UDAN Scheme

Published: August 28, 2020

The fourth round of regional connectivity scheme (RCS) – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN) has seen major growth in terms of development this year. Recently Civil Aviation Ministry under the Udan scheme approved a total of 78 additional routes. The new approval came after 3 successful rounds of bidding.  What is UDAN Scheme? Launched ..

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Fourth Phase of UDAN scheme launched

Published: December 4, 2019

The Union Government of India has launched the fourth round of UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to enhance the connectivity to regional areas of the country. This phase is to focus on Hilly states, North East Region, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and Islands. What is new in Phase 4? The Viability Gap Funding has ..

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport in Odisha

Published: September 24, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated new airport in Jharsuguda – also known as the powerhouse of Odisha. PM also flagged off the UDAN flight on Jharsuguda-Raipur sector. It is first airport in Odisha to provide necessary connectivity to Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Ranchi under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN (UdeDesh Ka AamNaagrik) Scheme. Other than Jharsuguda, three ..

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UDAN scheme: First commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh lands at Pasighat

Published: May 22, 2018

The first commercial flight (42-seater ATR aircraft of the Alliance Airlines) of Arunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme landed at Pasighat airport or Advance Landing Ground (ALG) in East Siang district. This historic moment puts border state on the aviation map of the country. Key Facts Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate flight ..

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UDAN Phase-II: 325 routes awarded; 40% for North East, hills

Published: January 25, 2018

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has awarded 325 air routes under the second phase of government’s flagship UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik) regional connectivity scheme. Around 40% or 129 of 325 air routes were awarded to newly created category of ‘priority areas’ that include Jammu and Kashmir, Northeastern and hill states, Andaman and ..

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