Recently, government launched phase-II of the flagship UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. In this context, consider the following statements:
- It is an initiative to make air travel cheaper to India’s tier II and tier III cities
- Airlines are required to bid for exclusive rights to operate on the regional routes opened up under the scheme
- Government is providing financial support to this scheme in the form of Viability Gap Funding
- Uttarakhand state received the maximum number of airports and helipads under phase-II of the scheme
Which of the above statements is/are correct?