50 New Routes To Be Launched In Next 100 Days Under UDAN, Says Aviation Minister

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Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday announced that the Aviation Ministry will start operationalization of airports in Keshod in Gujarat, Deoghar in Jharkhand, Gondia in Maharashtra, Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, by November 30.

Moreover, operationalization of heliports in Sanjoli near Shimla, Sase near Manali, Mandi, and Baddi in Himachal Pradesh will begin in the next 100 days.

Similarly, Haldwani and Almora in Uttarakhand will also have operational heliports by November 30.

Aviation Ministry’s 100-Day Plan

Aviation ministry’s 100-day plan also includes construction at 4 airports Kushinagar, second terminal building at Dehradun, Agartala airport and Jewar in Greater Noida in the next 100 days, the minister said at a press conference on Thursday.

Scindia said that by November 30 a new airport in Kushinagar will be ready for inauguration. The construction of new terminal buildings at Dehradun, Agartala will also be completed in the next 100 days.

He added that the government is not planning to extend the deadline for bids to come in for Air India beyond September 15.

Furthermore, the minister said that the government is also in talks with the multiple countries to increase international flights to and from India.

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He said that as the COVID-19 situation eases across the world more flights will start operating.

Scindia also said that while at the moment there seems to be increasing demand for removal of fare caps on capacity utilization and airline tickets in India, the government was committed towards the safety of air travel and only when the COVID-19 situation improves will these caps be removed.


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