New Delhi: Airports Authority of India is planning to construct at least 100 airports, waterdromes and heliports across the country by 2024. It will use to increase regional air connectivity in the nation.
On the fourth anniversary UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, the official said that the scheme aims to provide affordable, economically viable, and profitable air travel on regional routes. The government has acknowledged the contribution of the UDAN initiative and identified October 21 — the day on which the UDAN document was first released — as UDAN Day.
The statement elaborated that “50 unserved and underserved airports (including five heliports) with 285 routes have been added under UDAN across the length and breadth of India. As the implementing agency, AAI has an ambitious plan to develop at least 100 airports/ waterdromes/ heliports by 2024 under the scheme,”
Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said that stakeholders should work towards making the scheme sustainable on its own and improve its efficiency.
Pradeep Singh has also urged airlines to undertake marketing initiatives so that more people can take benefit of the scheme, as per the release.
“The authority was committed to building the infrastructure required for the scheme across the country.” AAI Chairman Arvind Singh said.